Liverpool “leading the race” for Ajax star Eriksen

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Liverpool “appear to be leading the race” for Ajax attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, according to ESPN.

Eriksen, 21 later this month, has declined to sign a new deal with the Dutch giants and is expected to leave this summer, rather than when his contract expires in 2014.

According to Ajax Fanzone, Liverpool have already held talks with Amsterdam side.

Eriksen has been linked with Liverpool on numerous occasions and is known to have been scouted extensively by The Reds. Some see him as being a long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard in midfield.

Read our Eriksen scout report

Eriksen is quoted saying

“I think that my future lies in England, Italy or Spain. These are the competitions that I like.”

“I do not know what I will do in a few months’ time yet, but I want to leave my mark before moving on.”

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  • eskimo

    exciting player but i’m not sure we can attract him without champions league football since the whole world is tracking him

  • Aryan

    Would love to see Ericksen in LFC colour but I fail to see why he would choose Liverpool over every other club chasing him. Hope I’m wrong though.

    • Dale Derrivale

      Former Ajax legend Luis Suarez, perhaps?

      • Darryl W

        I was about to say the same kind of thing myself, they played together for about a year and a half, there would already be some kind of understanding between them and he tore England apart so in theory he’d fit in very well at LFC and into the EPL.

        Let’s hope this is not just another rumour, we need added quality and this player is quality through and through.

  • Dk lfc fan

    In Denmark there’s naturally a lot of talk about Eriksen and many feel that the EPL would be the best league for him to further develop.
    But surprisingly most pundits agree that Eriksen will not go to either Manchester club or Chelsea, Tottenham or Arsenal for that matter. Simply because Eriksen will put gametime before wages or even Champions League. Liverpool could be ideal, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Laudrup succeeded in bringing him to Swansea. Remember that Laudrup is a legend in Denmark, Laudrup has playedin Ajax and is held in high regard in the Dutch capital, furthermore the way Laudrup plays will suit Eriksen very well.

    But hoping to see him in Liverpool ;)

  • LFC fan44

    HAHA You’re all forgetting a certain Dane who loves LFC, plays for us and captains the Danish national team as well. DANNY AGGER! Who better to tell Eriksen about the wonderful things going on here?

    • Dane lfc fan

      I’m well aware of Daniel Aggers potential influence on Eriksens decision, however in Denmark, Aggers reputation is still nothing compared to Laudrup. But I do hope to see him in Liverpool. YNWA

  • Butragenio

    Get him

  • marctick

    The longer we have the deluded Rodgers at the helm, the further down the table, and the further our credibility will slide. I’m sorry to say, I can’t see us attracting the likes of such a star.

  • CelticFroth

    What we need is a cheap solid defender like Hyppia, Henchoz, Hysen. We seem to piss all the money up the wall for forwards and central midfielders! Lets focus on getting the defensive foundation and then start going forward. This is an area that KK tried to build from last season and it took us to two finals.

  • tommygun

    yep, I agree that the defence should be the priority is summer. It will need at least a couple of good signings, with carra hanging up his boots will lack a dominant defender capable of organising the back four. Thats something existing players could add though – being far more vocal at marshalling those around them in defence.

    Hopefully whoever we bring in will have a good amount of experience behind them, be a leader, a good reader of the game & maybe have some pace too.

    I think we could also do with another good striker, suarez and danny look to have a good understanding but cover is needed for injury, suspension, or just a hectic fixture schedule……and borini has yet to show any signs that he’s capable of providing it. Maybe he will improve given time, I’ll hold off judgements until next season.

    who knows what the club will do in the summer though. I just hope it’s handled better than last year & that we see some proven quality, experience, and character arrive which is capable of strengthening us in the here and now.