Christian Eriksen proof that Liverpool should keep faith in summer signings, suggests Jason Cundy

Christian Eriksen

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea defender Jason Cundy believes that Liverpool’s summer signings need more time to gel.

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Jason Cundy has been singing the praises of Christian Eriksen.

Denmark international Eriksen has been in impressive form in recent weeks and is starting to show the class he exhibited last season.

In 16 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, the 22-year-old attacking midfielder has scored six goals and created 33 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 83% and winning 53% of the duels.

Eriksen did not start the season in great form, but he now seems to have stepped up and is proving to be a real match-winner.

Cundy, a former Spurs and Chelsea defender, is impressed with the former Ajax star and points him out as reason for Liverpool to retain faith in the players they signed in the summer transfer window.

“Last season, Spurs were in a very similar situation to Liverpool now: they'd sold their best player and spread the proceeds across a lot of less high-profile signings,” the 45-year-old wrote in IBTimes UK.

“It took time for those players to bed in, but Spurs are now showing the green shoots of recovery. Erikssen, for example, is starting to look a real player for them. So you need that time.”

While Cundy is spot-on about Eriksen's quality, there is one flaw in his argument.

Erikssen showed his class last season and was already a key player for Tottenham. The Dane scored seven goals and created 68 chances in 25 Premier League appearances, while having a 82% pass accuracy and a 67% shot accuracy.

But as Cundy suggests, Liverpool need to give time to their summer signings. The likes of Lazar Markovic, Alberto Moreno and Emre Can are not bad players, while Adam Lallana struggled with injuries at the start of the season.

The question that many Liverpool fans will ask is why the club signed players who needed time. Couldn’t they recruit proven and established players who could come into the team and start producing results rightaway?

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