Tottenham midfielder has "no regrets" over snubbing Liverpool

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has admitted that he doesn't regret turning down a move to Liverpool in favour of Spurs.

Icelandic star Sigurdsson was the Tottenham hero on Sunday, as his injury time strike against Southampton completed a spectacular turnaround to hand Spurs a 3-2 win - but he so very nearly didn't become a Spurs player back in 2012 when he was leaving Hoffenheim.

The former Reading man had been on loan from the Bundesliga side to Swansea City, and under his former Royals boss Brendan Rodgers, Sigurdsson impressed hugely, scoring seven goals in 19 games - and subsequently attracted interest from a host of other clubs.

But it was Liverpool who showed the most interest in signing Sigurdsson, as Rodgers made the move from South Wales to Anfield and saw the attacking midfielder as a key part of his plans moving forward with the Reds, but at the least minute, Sigurdsson turned his back on a move to Merseyside in favour of joining Andre Villas-Boas at Spurs.

His decision could be deemed foolish by many now, as Spurs are languishing nine points behind the Reds, who are mounting a serious title challenge under Rodgers - but Sigurdsson still maintains that he made the right decision in heading to White Hart Lane.

"People have asked me that, but at the time I was really happy to come to Tottenham, and I still am," said. "I'm really enjoying it. It's a fantastic club and in the last couple of seasons we've shown the ambition to become better."

"Hopefully in the next couple of years, it will be really good," Sigurdsson continued. "Because they didn't qualify for Europe, Liverpool are playing one game a week and it's benefited them quite a bit, because they're fresh and ready to go in every game."

With question marks over the managerial position at Spurs, it may be some time until Tottenham show the stability currently on display at Anfield, and it seems almost certain based on current state that Liverpool will win a Premier League title before Spurs.

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