It seems like Liverpool have entered the pursuit of Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen, and have been given a green light to approach officially, as coach Frank de Boer admitted, he would be powerless to stop the prodigy, if he wants to join the Anfield outfit in the summer.
The 21-year-old highly gifted youngster has only one year left on his contract and though De Boer wants the talented youngster to stay for few more years, he admits that he is powerless to stop him, as the player wants to make the next grade in his career by playing in a better league.
It was understood that several clubs from all over the Europe have had registered an interest in him, but De Boer particularly mentioned the link to Liverpool, while addressing reporters.
“It is up to Christian what he wants,” De Boer told reporters, according to Sky Sports. “If he feels good going to Liverpool, then it is up to him.
“I would want nothing more than having him with us for a few more years.
“But we realize the interest in this kind of player is huge. And I can also understand that he wants to make another step in his career. I can’t stop him.”
Liverpool have yet to make any public comments regarding their interest in the Danish star, but the Reds will be encouraged by such remarks from De Boer.
The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has said recently that he would be looking to improve the first team, having done enough surgery to add necessary depth to the squad in the summer; and certainly Eriksen could be the man to take Liverpool back into top-four next season.