Instead, the Germans stole Henrikh Mkhitaryan from under our noses, but Eriksen signed for Spurs and we spent more than the £11m they shelled on him to sign Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto…
“At that time  we went after Mkhitaryan, de Bruyne and Eriksen, but we we could only get one. Since then, Eriksen taken a big step forward with Tottenham. He’s a great player, and everyone would love to have him on his team,” Klopp told Danish paper Ekstra Bladet.
Liverpool were continually linked to Eriksen when he was at Ajax, with former team-mate Ryan Babel once claiming a deal was very much down the line (via Metro).
For whatever reason, Brendan Rodgers and the transfer committee didn’t put in enormous efforts to sign the Dane, who’s now established himself as a key part in Tottenham’s fluid outfit.
Harry Kane and Dele Alli get the plaudits, but Eriksen is just as pivotal, scoring 37 goals for Spurs since his arrival in England and registering countless assists to boot. He is terrific from the dead-ball, a trait Liverpool’s squad undeniably lacks.
We’d still have Coutinho over Eriksen, but for £11m, Tottenham got an absolute steal.