Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers should opt against pursuing a possible transfer for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen.
The Reds have endured a miserable start to the season, and despite shelling out on new players in the summer currently lie 11th in the Premier League table, 18 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
And with the side already possessing a plethora of players capable as playing in the same position as the Danish ace, Rodgers should instead focus on improving other areas of his struggling team.
Despite life at White Hart Lane appearing bleak Eriksen has been a shining light in an otherwise difficult first season under new boss Mauricio Pochettino.
He struck a late winner against Gary Monk's Swansea City at the weekend, and has six goals and one assist in 16 league appearances to date.
After signing on at the club last summer from Ajax, after the departure of Welsh wizard Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, the 22-year-old has been the single player out of the many that arrived that has been truly worth the transfer fee.
He scored 10 league goals for Spurs last term, and helped them qualify for the Europa League along with Everton ahead of David Moyes' shambolic Manchester United.
If he is to depart then it would come as a bitter blow to Pochettino, who has made him central to his plans and views him as the talisman of the team.
Rodgers has already failed in the transfer market earlier in the season with all of his summer signings struggling to adjust to life at Anfield.
And he cannot afford to make any more mishaps when the transfer window reopens in the New Year, something that the club hierarchy may well act upon if he continues to struggle in that department.
Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana and Steven Gerrard can all play in the same position as Eriksen and a move would only make sense if the latter decides to bring his time on Merseyside to an end in the summer.
The Northern Irishman should instead turn his attentions to signing a top centre-back, and it would be a huge coup if they could beat fierce rivals Manchester United to Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, whose release clause is set in stone at £28million.
Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar could be available for as little as £4million, and could provide the solidarity that ex-Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren has not.
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