Thompson says Liverpool made mistake in not signing Tottenham's Eriksen

1 Nov 1999:  David Thompson of Liverpool shoots during the FA Carling Premiership match against Bradford City at Anfield in Liverpool, England. \ Mandatory Credit: Gary Prior

Eriksen was linked with a move to Liverpool, before Tottenham swooped in five years ago.

1 Apr 2000:  David Thompson of Liverpool is challenged by Mustafa Hadji of Coventry City during the FA Carling Premiership match at Highfield Road in Coventry, England.  Liverpool won the...

Former Liverpool midfielder David Thompson has claimed on Twitter that his old side made a mistake in not signing Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen, after the playmaker scored for Denmark at the World Cup.

Eriksen, 26, scored Denmark's only goal of the game as they drew 1-1 with Australia on Thursday afternoon in Russia, a point that puts the Danes in control of gaining qualification to the knockout stages along with France.

Christian Eriksen controls the ball under pressure of Andrew Nabbout of Australia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Denmark and Australia at Samara Arena on June...

Liverpool were linked with a move for Eriksen five years ago, as reported by the Daily Mirror, before Eriksen moved to Tottenham for a fee of £11.5million from Ajax (BBC Sport).

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Eriksen has gone from strength to strength since his move to north London and is regarded as one of the best attacking midfielders in the world, proving thus on the World Cup stage. Thompson suggested Liverpool made a mistake on Twitter.

Since his move to Spurs, Eriksen has clocked up 226 league and cup appearances, and has been involved in 125 goals - scoring 56 goals and turning provider a further 69 times.

Eriksen has a contract at Spurs until 2020, but recent reports suggest that he is one of a number of players that Pochettino's side are looking to tie down at Spurs.



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