Liverpool passed up the opportunity to sign Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen.
The Denmark international lit up the World Cup with a superb goal for his country in their 1-1 draw with Australia on Thursday afternoon and it has seen supporters thinking about what could have been.
Former Reds midfielder David Thompson confirmed that the club were interested in signing Eriksen when he was at Dutch giants Ajax before he made the switch to London.
Christian Eriksen is a marvellous player lfc did look at him before he went to spurs #Eriksen
— David Thompson (@77thomo) June 21, 2018
Spurs ended up paying just £11.5m to sign the now twenty-six year old and he has gone from strength to strength as their attacking playmaker since his arrival.
Eriksen is under contract with Spurs until the Summer of 2020, but it is widely believed that they will tie him down for the long-term by handing him an improved deal in the coming months.
Some Liverpool supporters remain hopeful that the club could move to bring the Dane in as the eventual successor to Philippe Coutinho after he left for Barcelona in January.
Would Spurs turn down a bid of £65m for Eriksen?
Asking for a friend #LFC
— Dijkinho (@Dijkinho) June 21, 2018
It seems like wishful thinking.