Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has told BBC Radio Five Live that he thinks Liverpool will be regretting their decision not to sign Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli.
Alli, 19, thrived in League One with Milton Keynes Dons last season, and midway through the campaign, signed for Tottenham before being loaned back out to MK Dons for the rest of the season, helping Karl Robinson's men win promotion to the Championship.
This term, Alli has taken the Premier League by storm, racking up seven goals and nine assists for Spurs in a quite remarkable season for the teenager, which has also included his first caps and goal for England.
Alli has now added to the list of star youngsters who are thriving under Mauricio Pochettino, and he has clearly struck up a superb connection with Harry Kane, with other Premier League teams no doubt looking on with envy as Spurs thrive with Alli in midfield.
Back in January, former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that the Reds were close to signing Alli, but the deal fell through and he headed to White Hart Lane instead.
Now, former Liverpool and current Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has told BBC Radio Five Live that he thinks Liverpool must be regretting not signing Alli, but praised Tottenham for taking the risk by signing the youngster - a gamble which has certainly paid off.
"Brendan Rodgers, when he got sacked from Liverpool, he was recently saying that they tried to sign Dele Alli for £6m, and Liverpool said 'No, we don't want him'," said Adam. "Tottenham took the risk, they took the gamble, and because they're used to promoting young players, they took the risk, and look at it now. Liverpool must be sitting thinking 'why didn't we take that gamble?'" he added.
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