Danny Murphy doesn’t see Christian Eriksen getting any better

Danny Murphy of Fulham scores their second goal from the penalty spot during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON 4th Round match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on January...

Danny Murphy prefers Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho to Tottenham Hotspur ace Christian Eriksen.

Danny Murphy of Fulham looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and West Bromwich Albion at Craven Cottage on January 4, 2011 in London, England.

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has written in The London Evening Standard that Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen cannot get any better.

Eriksen is one of the attacking midfielders in the Premier League and is a key figure in the current Tottenham team.

The 25-year-old has scored three goals and provided two assists in eight league appearances for Spurs so far this season.

The Denmark international has been on the books of Tottenham since the summer of 2013 when he joined from Ajax for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £11.5 million.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides third goal with his Tottenham Hotspur team mates during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham...

Former Spurs midfielder Murphy has said that he cannot see Eriksen getting any better and prefers Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.

Coutinho also operates as an attacking midfielder, and the Brazil international can play as a winger as well.

The 25-year-old Brazil international has scored two goals and provided one assist in four Premier League matches for Liverpool so far this season.

Tottenham and Liverpool will face each other at the Wembley Stadium in London in the Premier League on Sunday.

Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) competes for the ball with Leicester City FC defender Danny Simpson during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and...

“Eriksen is a fine player, who racks up the goals and assists, and is probably more tactically disciplined than Coutinho, but I would still rather have the Liverpool man in my team,” Murphy wrote in The London Evening Standard.

“I don’t see Eriksen getting much better than this, whereas I believe Coutinho still has some way to go to fulfil his potential.

“While Eriksen is a brilliant passer and reads the game superbly, he lacks Coutinho’s trickery. The Brazilian has a quality that is so valuable in football - the ability to beat a man in a one-on-one situation.”

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