VIDEO: Liverpool transfer targets pivotal in Super Cup comeback triumph


Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld have both been linked with moving to Liverpool in recent weeks - and the pair were in great form yesterday.

Liverpool have done some excellent business in the transfer market this summer - but in the search of a top four finish, the club may still need to make additions in order to be truly competitive.

Brendan Rodgers has already highlighted the left-back position as an area of concern - but certainly the club need a couple of other additions to make the grade this term.

First of all, the club has yet to replace Jamie Carragher. I like Kolo Toure as a bargain signing, but in the long-term another option must be considered.

Then there is the talk of more options in the attacking third. A move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan recently failed - as he joined Borussia Dortmund.

So a similar player could be a consideration.

It just so happens that a Carragher replacement and Mkhitaryan alternative are currently playing on the same team.

Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld and playmaker Christian Eriksen have both found themselves linked with a move to Anfield over the past couple of weeks.

Alderweireld, a Belgian international, recently turned down a move to Norwich City and is available at a more than reasonable price.

Eriksen however has been reported to no longer be of interest to Liverpool - with AC Milan set to swoop for the player.

The Dutch champions have also made it clear that both could be sold this summer; so Liverpool would be mad to at least not be considering the pairing.

And in case Liverpool needed a reminder of the talents both would bring to the club, Alderweireld and Eriksen were pivotal in yesterday’s Johan Cruijf Schaal victory over AZ Alkmaar.

The Dutch Super Cup, the Eredivisie equivalent to the Community Shield, was played yesterday - with Ajax facing up against AZ.

Ajax were at one point 2-0 down, but a rousing comeback saw them claim victory - with Eriksen earning the man-of-the-match award in the process.

It was his inswinging free-kick that was deflected in for an AZ own goal - which got the comeback march started. He also provided the assist for the winner by Siem De Jong. His bending delivery from the right headed in by the Ajax captain.

As for Alderweireld - well he demonstrated his part-time hobby of shooting from range, Daniel Agger style, for the second goal.

His ferocious strike could not be held by the AZ keeper and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson pounced on the rebound to level the scoring.

It was yet another demonstration of both players excellent ability on the football pitch - and Ajax fans will wonder if the Schaal is the final trophy either player lifts as an Ajax player.

Do you think Liverpool should sign this pair?

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