Liverpool manager reveals Spurs midfielder almost joined Borussia Dortmund

Liverpool manager reveals Spurs midfielder almost joined Borussia Dortmund

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League Group E match between PFC CSKA Moskva and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Stadion CSKA Moskva on September 27, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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Christian Eriksen frustrates many Tottenham fans, particularly when he can’t beat the first man from a corner.

Quibbles aside, the Dane has become one of Spurs’ most important players over the last few years. Eriksen makes Tottenham tick when he’s on form, and he is┬áconsidered the best of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ signed to replace Gareth Bale in 2013; unless you’re an Erik Lamela super-fan.

But Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed Eriksen could have joined his Borussia Dortmund side instead of Spurs.

In the summer of 2013, Klopp was looking for a player to replace Bayern Munich-bound Mario Goetze. Dortmund eventually chose Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but Eriksen was certainly a target.

Speaking to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, Klopp said: “Christian Eriksen is a great player. Everyone would love to have him on their team. At that time we had three players we went after — Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Kevin De Bruyne and Christian Eriksen.

“We scouted all three very intensely, but we knew we could only get one. We were happy to get Mkhitaryan. Since then, Christian Eriksen has taken a great step at Tottenham. He’s very strong.”

All three of those players are now in the Premier League and are vitally important cogs in their respective sides.

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