Liverpool Target Ajax Youngster as Long Term Steven Gerrard Replacement

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Liverpool are reportedly readying an offer for highly regarded Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen as Brendan Rodgers continues to scout top youthful additions that he hopes to form a nucleus of his long term plans as Anfield boss.

A number of Europe’s ‘Elite’ have been linked with interest in the 20 year old Danish international but as yet no side has been able to wrestle the young talent from the Amsterdam side but Rodgers is hoping for his board’s backing to make a significant offer for the Ajax starlet.

Eriksen has helped guide his side to back to back Eredivisie titles and has shown a great deal of maturity for both club and country that has not gone unnoticed. Amsterdam Arena boss Frank de Boer will fight tooth and nail to keep the former Odense youth team player but will no that it’s likely that he will lose the talented attacking midfielder sooner rather than later.

Brendan Rodgers ethos, much in keeping with that of Liverpool’s American owners, is to plan for the future by predominantly directing their transfer policy towards the snapping up of young talent that can help drive the side upwards towards the top four and who also have a high sell on value, Ajax midfielder Eriksen certainly fits the bill on both counts.

Therefore Liverpool could well put in a substantial offer feeling that the capture of a player with as much promise as Christian Eriksen undoubtedly has will result in either a possible increased value sale a few seasons down the track or have the desired effect of improving the club’s standing in the Premier League and beyond.

Rodgers may well see Eriksen as an ideal man to replace veteran Steven Gerrard who at 32 is clearly in the latter stages of his Liverpool career.

Christian Eriksen has already notched up over 120 appearances for his Dutch side and has 26 international caps to his name and was part of Denmark’s Euro 2012 squad.

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