Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp has showered Tottenham’s midfielder Christian Eriksen with praise and admitted that he considered the possibility of signing the International from Denmark when he was the boss of Borussia Dortmund. Eriksen joined the Spurs in 2013 for £12.5m and since then has developed as one of the finest players in the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp certainly has not tried to hide his admiration for the midfielder, who was quite receptive to transfer to the Westfalenstadion and even thinks that everyone will love him there. The former Dortmund manager earmarked the Denmark International as a potential replacement for Mario Gotze. However, in the end, he preferred Henrikh Mkhitaryan over him as well as Kevin De Bruyne who was Manchester City’s attacker.
Christian Eriksen’s future seems to be in London as he signed a long-term deal with Tottenham worth £75,000-a-week earlier this season and is one of the most important figures in the team. Even though Klopp is a fervent admirer of the former Ajax midfielder, there does not seem to be a need for him in Liverpool since there are players like Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho that are already at the disposal of the former Mainz gaffer.
Eriksen previously considered the idea to work with Klopp, but his current focus is probably with Tottenham’s Europa League last-32 second leg versus Gent on tomorrow evening. On the other hand, Liverpool, who have not entered a match since their victory against Spurs a few days ago will do their best to move to one of the top four positions on the 27th (Monday) when they will host Leicester City.
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