With the drawn out transfer saga of Henrikh Mkhitaryan finally coming to a close after he signed a four year deal with Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool are now looking elsewhere for a suitable replacement target.
One player who has frequently been mentioned in the Transfer Rumour Mill of late is Christian Eriksen. And here's why he'll fit perfectly in the Liverpool team.
Brendan Rogers' style of football, one that revolves around tiki-taka football (a system focused on maintaining possession and working your way up the pitch as a team through short passing from the midfield through towards the opposition's area), is one Eriksen would thrive and, further, develop in.
According to whoscored.com, last season in Ajax's Champions League campaign, Eriksen managed to average a pass success rate of 84%, created a total of 16 key passes and garnered 4 assists and a goal in only 6 matches.
He's a player with vision; he's calm and composed on the ball, as well as being creative with an eye for a crippling pass. Moreover, he was in the same team that boasted Luis Suarez just three seasons ago, meaning if Suarez stayed at Liverpool and they linked up once more, it wouldn't take long for the partnership to rekindle.
Eriksen has been named both the 'Dutch Football Talent of the Year' and 'Danish Football Player of the Year' as well as being compared to players like Brian and Michael Laudrup.
His only downfall perhaps would be that he isn't the tallest or the stockiest of players, meaning it could be quite easy for power-houses like Vincent Kompany, Gary Cahill or Nemanja Vidic to topple him off the ball although his dexterity and speed could go some way to counteract this.
And further, whilst Eriksen would thrive at Liverpool, Liverpool would benefit too. As mentioned before, they've missed out on the high profile signing of Mkhitaryan to Borussia Dortmund, and are in desperate need of another attacking midfielder.
With the transfer of Jonjo Shelvey completed, Jay Spearing close to a move away from Merseyside and Steven Gerrard coming closer and closer to retirement, Liverpool need to start investing in the future when it comes to the middle of the park.
Currently their main central and attacking midfielders consist of Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva, Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson and Phillippe Coutinho, and although Henderson began to perform towards the end of last season there's still a definite need for flair in the attacking part of midfield.
Coutinho played a blinder in the latter half of the season, but if he were to be injured there would be little choice in regards to replacing the creativity he puts into games. Needless to say, Liverpool could definitely do with at least one creative, attacking midfielder, and with Eriksen scoring 10 goals in the Eredivisie last season, he'll add even more goals to Liverpool's total.
Hopefully, even if Liverpool don't end up completing this much needed and clever transfer, they'll be pushing for at least another midfielder to add to the squad. Needless to say, Liverpool's transfer activity is far from being over.
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