Eriksen is talking himself out of a move to Liverpool

Christian Eriksen

Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen has had a dig at Liverpool over their interest in him.

The pair have been linked hand in hand for most of the season and now that the Premier League campaign is over, the number of transfer stories relating to the big clubs is only going to grow.

Eriksen has revealed a little bit of frustration that there doesn’t seem to have been a move for him already from Anfield, which runs the risk that any bid could be rejected by him personally if it ever becomes official.

“One minute there was a concrete interest and Liverpool were willing to pay the fee, but now they are taking their time,” said an 'aide close to' Eriksen in the Sunday People.

Considering the calibre of clubs in for the midfielder, Liverpool can’t afford to play games if they are going to final put the speculation to bed and try to sign him.

The Danish midfielder rejected a contract extension with Ajax earlier in the season, so there are bound to have been plenty of clubs already talking to his representatives with possible deals being discussed.

The reason he doesn’t appear to have committed to anything yet could be due to the links with Liverpool and the point that he may desire a move to Anfield more than anything else.

There are plenty of reasons why he should do because Brendan Rodgers is creating a special project at the club, which is based around youth and financial stability running throughout the infrastructure of the club.

The sticking point could well be the fee with Ajax reportedly demanding £15 million for his services, which is not something that Liverpool can stretch to at the moment because of the sustainability they are trying to create in their finances.

Either way, if Liverpool want him, they need to act quickly because it would seem he’s already growing tired and frustrated with the interest.

He seems professional enough to take everything in his stride, but it’s hardly the ideal situation for Rodgers if he goes to Anfield and the first question he asks is why it took so long for the club to move for him in the first place.

The only way Rodgers is able to develop his current methods and plans for Liverpool is if the young squad use team spirit, hard work ethic and unity as the basis for everything moving forward.

There is even reason to suggest that Eriksen may have shot himself in the foot over this possible deal because Rodgers won’t want to sign a player who is already alienated with the club as soon as he arrives.

Eriksen could add to the Liverpool squad and he certainly ticks all of the boxes in terms of what Liverpool are looking for with contemporary signings. However, they may now give this guy a wide berth.

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