Liverpool fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to have their say on Brendan Rodgers’s comments about Dele Alli.
"Karl did really well with him and he came to me and said, 'I've got a really exciting player, I'd love to see him at Liverpool’,” the former Swansea City boss told Sky Sports.
"I spent a couple of hours in a hotel room with him and he wanted to come to Liverpool. It was all about getting the deal done with the club but unfortunately it never got done.
"On Saturday evening we thought it had got done but eventually he went to Tottenham, which was frustrating and disappointing. He's done really well there.”
Alli is arguably the best teenage footballer in the Premier League at the moment and has done exceptionally well so far this season.
The 19-year-old has established himself as a key player in midfield for Spurs and is a first-team regular.
The England international has scored five goals and created 24 chances in 20 Premier League appearances so far this campaign.
Alli has a pass accuracy of 77% and a shot accuracy of 58%, and has won 20 headers, 16 dribbles and 33 tackles.
Liverpool and Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on Rodgers’s comments about Alli.
Below are some of the best comments:
Liverpool fans' comments:
I wanted Alli, didnt want Balotelli. Should've been more forceful when manager then instead of moaning on tv months after being sacked! #lfc— DiamondRock (@NBAfootballUFC) January 17, 2016
BR talking this morning about deals falling through for Sanchez & Alli. Our team would be much better but then he'd still be in charge. #LFC— Thomas Dyer (@DyerThomas) January 17, 2016
Rodgers proved today that our transfer committee is really poor. Had Deli Alli done but couldn't see through the deal. How frustrating! #LFC— LFC (@KopMatt) January 17, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur fans' comments:
@standardsport No point campaigning after election...— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursLegacy) January 17, 2016
@HotspurRelated Dele better off with Poch and Spurs. He would never have settled as quickly at Liverpool under Rodgers.— Adam Sharpe (@iSharpey) January 17, 2016