Evans, who took charge of the club during the 1990s, believes Liverpool's new-found ability to win ugly means they are in with a great chance of claiming glory come May.
"So playing in the Premier League can be hard, but I am very motivated to play here, not just for myself and my teammates, but for the club".
Kane's obsession with improvement has been key to his meteoric rise from the depths of League One, driving him to become one of the most formidable strikers on the planet.
He has been much more generous about the Reds and their football over the last couple of years, but Neville admits that as a Manchester United fan he would loathe seeing Liverpool win the league.
Liverpool sit top of the early-season Premier League table after a flawless start, off the back of an ambitious summer of transfer activity which saw the club break the world transfer record for a goalkeeper to bring in Brazilian number one Alisson. You can see that there is a lot of quality in our team and we are hard-working every day. We want to keep our performances the way they have been. That's the most important thing now, to be our goals.
"I said, 'But you won the Golden Boot.' He said, 'Yes but gaffer, I'm disappointed.' Scoring six goals and reaching the semi-finals was not enough". One of the early ones is scoring for Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League in a 4-2 home win.
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By the same age the Portuguese star had scored just 17 while Messi had only managed to find the back of the net 25 times.
I expect both teams to score as they usually do in this fixture, but I'll have to edge towards Liverpool to win it. Betfair will be offering an industry best 7/2 on Liverpool/BTTS from Thursday evening.
"Competition for places in midfield is something that can only help the team", said Keita.
"If we get that right it can only make us better and Jurgen is on top of that".
The Spurs boss described the Reds, who top the Premier League having won all four games before the worldwide break, as one of Europe's best sides during his pre-match press conference.