Christian Eriksen vs Dynamo Dresden: Freekicks and a Lot of Chatter

Calling for a “bigger” club
Before it was revealed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan was Liverpool’s number one transfer target, the buzz was that the Reds were in deep for highly rated Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen. When talk of a move for the former Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder progressed from water-cooler gossip to real world interest, it appeared that Eriksen would be passed over for the more well established Armenian.

Without the lure of Champions League football, Borussia Dortmund were able to come out of the woodwork to snap up Mkhitaryan just when he looked likely to be landing on Merseyside with Brendan Rodgers and company meeting the Ukrainian clubs £25mil asking price for the then AWOL midfielder. The Reds were quick out of the starting gate, adding four new players since the transfer window opened on the 1st of July — but none of them held the allure or prestige of Mkhitaryan and many fans feared that a marquee summer signing wouldn’t be materializing at all after missing out on the 24 year-old. It didn’t take long for Rodgers to stifle any talk of Liverpool being done in the transfer market and with it being widely reported yesterday that Christian Eriksen’s agent rejected the advances of a Bundesliga club, rumors of a switch to Merseyside are once again gaining traction.

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The Dane, who caught the eye of a number of clubs with all kinds of eye catching performances in both the Eredivisie and Champions League last season, has become a bit of a hot commodity in the transfer market – though he remains committed to Ajax for the moment and is only willing to leave for a side that is bigger in every way.

“But no clubs like that have shown interest yet. I’ve read a lot about it, but heard nothing from the club” mused the youngster while being quizzed on his future by Dutch website Voetbal International. With former Ajax man Luis Suarez looking increasingly likely to be heading for the exit, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will be looking to replace – at least in part — the 30 goals the Uruguayan scored for the Anfield club last season. Eriksen struck 13 times last season as de Godenzonen captured the Eredivisie trophy at a gallop, finishing 7 points above their closest chaser and with a staggering +52 goal differential.

Fellow countryman and Reds stalwart Daniel Agger has called on the talented midfielder to join him on Merseyside and if the links in the media have any truth to them, we could be seeing him at Melwood by the time September rolls around. If a move on Liverpool’s part actually is imminent, then Eriksen’s agent reportedly turning down Bayern Leverkusen will encourage the bid almost as much as Ajax manager Frank De Boer’s recent comments welcomed interest in his midfield maestro.

“It is up to Christian what he wants,” said De Boer who continued “If he feels good going to Liverpool, then it is up to him.” A lack of Champions League, or any European football, could prove once again to be a stumbling block as the Reds move for the £15mil rated Dane who will try to fulfill his “sporting ambitions” should he decide to leave Holland – something he may find hard to do in his first season on Merseyside. Although a move to Liverpool may mean those ambitions will need to be put on hold for the time being, Eriksen would be able to take heart in the kind of team Rodgers is trying to build and understand that his ambition matches ours. At only 21 years-old, he could be winning trophies in that famous Red shirt for years to come.

-steven.

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Steven McMillan

Can’t find up from down or tell black from white, but doesn't care cause it’s all Red to him. When he's not pissing and moaning about all things Liverpool, he’s chatting nonsense with his multiple personalities — or his “entourage” as he likes to call them.

7 thoughts on “Christian Eriksen vs Dynamo Dresden: Freekicks and a Lot of Chatter

  • July 17, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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    Mkhitaryan is 24y btw.
    And Eriksen wont sign for us either.
    He wants CL-football and there is no LFC offer that has been reported yet.
    Still we tried hard and loud to sign Mkhitaryan in June

  • July 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm
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    my mistake — i have a 26 year old Luis Suarez on the brain.

    whether or not we sign Eriksen is debatable i think .. if the Champions League is all he wants, he has that at Ajax right now ..

  • July 17, 2013 at 3:36 pm
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    If he wanted CL football why not stay with Ajax or accept the Bayern Leverkusen move?

  • July 17, 2013 at 3:50 pm
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    CL football this season is not a major issue, he recognises what we are trying to do and realises that we will not get there unless players like him join. As far as I know most important to him is playing style and development. He’s had offers from Zenit and Leverkusen that he himself has turned down so clearly money and CL football are not an issue

  • July 17, 2013 at 4:02 pm
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    i’m hoping that’s the case .. if he can recognize what we’re doing and that our ambitions match his, then joining a young team, signing young players and playing an exciting, attacking brand of football could be one of the best moves he’ll make ..

  • July 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm
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    Yes sorry for pointing out that typo, had too be “that” guy 🙂

    I have a feeling he will join Arsenal unfortunately.

    BPL and bigger wages attracts him im sure, BUT Rodgers have said he wants to sign players as fast as possible and yet we havent heard anything of Eriksen

  • July 17, 2013 at 10:15 pm
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    i’d rather someone point it out then have it sit there until i finally realized it!

    Arsenal seems like a good shout as well, but they seem to be linked with everyone right now. this is certainly a wait and see situation.

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