Pundit Phil Thompson told Sky Sports' Gillette Soccer Saturday (27/02/2016) that he's 'peeved' that Liverpool failed to sign Dele Alli from Milton Keynes Dons.
Alli, 19, signed for Spurs from MK Dons in January 2015, but returned to Milton Keynes on loan for the rest of the 2014/15 season, helping Karl Robinson's side win promotion to the Championship.
Shortly after that, Alli moved to Tottenham and began his career with Mauricio Pochettino's men, and whilst he had been tipped as a star of the future, few could have anticipated him having such an amazing season.
With seven goals and five assists in the Premier League, Alli has been one of the driving forces behind Tottenham's Premier League title pursuit, whilst he has also grabbed his first goal for England with a stunning strike against France back in November.
Fans of Premier League teams up and down the country are ruing that they didn't sign Alli before Spurs did, and pundit Phil Thompson is certainly annoyed that Liverpool didn't sign him.
Speaking on Sky Sports' Gillette Soccer Saturday (27/02/2016), former Liverpool defender and assistant Thompson suggested that Alli had been offered to Liverpool before his move to Spurs, and he feels that the Reds really lost out by not signing him.
Thompson noted that, with Alli supporting Liverpool and his MK Dons boss Karl Robinson not only a Liverpool fan but also a former Reds coach, everything should have seen Alli moving to Anfield - but instead, he's at White Hart Lane, and thriving.
"I'm a bit peeved because I know Dele Alli was offered to my football club, and we didn't jump, we didn't make that decision to actually take him," said Thompson. "Karl worked at our academy, he'd been there for a long time, so he's got his roots there and he's a big Liverpool fan; I think he would've been delighted. I think Dele Alli is actually a Liverpool fan too, so everything was fitting together - but he didn't make that move, so we have lost out," he added.
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