The last two transfer windows have not been the best for Liverpool in the attacking department. There had been calls to bring in quality midfielders and wingers but nothing came through. On Sunday against Tottenham we saw Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson lineup for Spurs at Anfield and these are two players who were heavily linked with moves to Liverpool in the past but those deals never transpired.
John Aldridge had a go at these two in his Daily Post column by saying, “I’ll tell you what made me smile. Watching the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Christian Eriksen wilt in the face of a powerful Anfield atmosphere.
They were two players who were consistently linked with a move to Liverpool in the past, but wound up at Tottenham instead.
In fact, a lot of our fans were upset that we couldn’t secure deals for those players. It was held up as another sign that Liverpool were declining as Spurs were rising.
What must they be thinking now?
You don’t get atmospheres like that at White Hart Lane, lads, and you don’t get hidings like that when you play for Liverpool.”
Tottenham have had a very up and down season in the league but against Liverpool they have been torn apart. We beat them 5-0 on their home patch and now 4-0 at Anfield, clearly showing that we are a much better team than them. I am sure none of the Spurs players enjoyed being on the field on Sunday and one can only wonder what was going through Sigurdsson and Eriksen’s mind.
Those two could so easily have been Liverpool players but they will tell you that they opted to rather join Tottenham: how they must be ruing that as we are not a few steps away from lifting the Premier League which I doubt they will ever lift at Spurs whilst they are there.