If Tottenham Hotspur cave over Eriksen it'd be huge for Liverpool

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen reacts

Both Tottenham and Liverpool playmakers are wanted by Barcelona.

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen in actionTottenham's Christian Eriksen in action

Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen made Tottenham fans a little nervous earlier this month by discussing his admiration for Barcelona.

The prolific Dane admitted it was his dream to play for Barcelona, although made clear there was no offer on the table.

He was quoted by Marca: "There is nothing from Barcelona. You can dream and hope the opportunity arises. But if it doesn't, you can't decide on it."

It is easy to see why Eriksen would be wanted by Barcelona. He scored 12 goals in all competitions last season and delivered 23 assists, per transfermarkt.

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen takes a freekickTottenham's Christian Eriksen takes a freekick

As the football world knows by now, Daniel Levy would drive a hard bargain over Eriksen who is under contract until 2020.

If Tottenham did cave in, Premier League rivals Liverpool would be huge winners.

Their star playmaker Coutinho has been persistently linked with a move to the Nou Camp over the past two seasons.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho has a shot at goalLiverpool's Philippe Coutinho has a shot at goal

Spanish newspaper SPORT last month claimed the Brazilian was keen on a switch, while Ronaldinho has previously urged the club to focus on signing him [via The Mail].

There would be no room for both Eriksen and Coutinho in Barcelona's star studded XI, and likely not enough money to sign them both. If Eriksen leaves Spurs, Coutinho would automatically be more likely to stay put.

One of Tottenham and Liverpool may cave, and the one that does would give the other a huge boost in strengthening their own position and seeing a rival weaken.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action with Swansea City's Leon BrittonLiverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action with Swansea City's Leon Britton

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