Former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has urged Jurgen Klopp to make a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen this summer.
The Danish star has been linked with a move away from Spurs throughout the summer with Real Madrid reportedly sniffing around. As per the Metro, the La Liga giants were interested in Eriksen but have now cooled their jets.
Any Premier League rival would be expected to pay over £100million for the Spurs talisman, but they wouldn’t demand such a high fee from a club abroad as Eriksen doesn’t have long left on his deal.
Saunders thinks that Liverpool should seize the opportunity, and make a move for the Danish star, but a potential deal looks unlikely.
“[Liverpool] could spend the budget maybe, I think Christian Eriksen could slot into Liverpool’s team – somebody like Eriksen,” he told talkSPORT.
“That type of player who will make their midfield a bit more productive.” It’s fair to say that the Reds are lacking a bit of creativity in midfield, and I think a few more goals from midfield is crucial.
Following the departure of Steven Gerrard, we had Phil Coutinho to get goals from midfield but he left us a year ago and we’re still yet to see a replacement for his input.
Even in Stevie G’s last season with us he managed to score 13 times in all competitions. In fact, from 2005 to 2015 our skipper averaged 14.5 goals per campaign.
Coutinho managed 14 in our first term without Gerrard and followed that up with an impressive 12 during the first half of the 2017/18 season.
None of Liverpool’s current midfielders have managed to break into double digits in a season while at the club. Yes, the Reds play differently now, but there are times when we need goals from midfield.
But – that being said – with Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from injuries, it’s highly unlikely Klopp will be willing to splash a nine-figure sum on a new player.