The Reds have not had a good time of late. They crashed out of the Champions League last week and have only won two of their last eight in the Premier League.Embed from Getty Images
But they could be set for a late present as they have been linked with Tottenham playmaker Eriksen. The 22-year-old Danish star has been in fantastic form of late, and is undoubtedly Spurs’ most talented player.
So why would he leave?
Money is an obvious factor. The fact that Liverpool could offer Spurs around £32 million is enticing, especially as the Lillywhites only paid £11 million for him 18 months ago.
Chairman Daniel Levy loves making money, but he wouldn’t be willing to let the team’s outstanding talent leave unless a Gareth Bale-sized fee was offered. And even then, if it was offered by Premier League rivals Liverpool, he would still be dubious.
Liverpool need to improve. There is no question about that. But bringing in a talented playmaker is not the solution. Defensive reinforcements must be a priority, and pace is the other thing that is missing.Embed from Getty Images
The Reds already have playmaking talents in summer signings Lazar Markovic and Adam Lallana as well as Philipe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling.
Spending over £30 million on someone they don’t actually need makes little sense, and it’s highly unlikely any move would even come close to happening.
Spurs are currently four places higher in the table than Liverpool, and although the Reds finished higher in the league last season, the two teams are closely matched in terms of ability.
Eriksen is a top talent, but a move to Liverpool won’t be a step he needs to take, nor one Liverpool need to make.Embed from Getty Images
The Danish midfield star will remain with Spurs until at least the end of the season, though failure to qualify for the Champions League could spark more rumours about his future.
But for now, he is a Spurs player. A star for that matter, and we won’t see him on the move in January unless an astronomical amount is put on Levy’s table.
Do Liverpool need someone like Christian Eriksen? Where do the Reds need to strengthen?