Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has expressed his disappointment that the club didn’t sign Dele Alli from MK Dons ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.
The north London club snapped Alli up in January before loaning him back to the then League One side for the remainder of the 2014/15 season.
But Liverpool could have had him signed up long before that as a deal had been agreed in principle before the transfer committee reportedly pulled the plug.
And that left Gerrard frustrated that someone he sees as a natural successor ended up elsewhere.
“He looks ahead of me as far as England games and appearances are concerned.” he told BT Sport.
“He’s got more experience because he came through at MK Dons which has helped him progress and make the impact he has done at Tottenham.
“He’s a very exciting player. We’ll have to see how his career works out but he’s got all the tools to become a top player domestically, but also in Europe as well.
“I was acutally disappointed Liverpool didn’t sign him.
“I thought he was certainly a player Liverpool might’ve tried to go for, especially with me coming to the end. He’s certainly a player that could play for Liverpool for fifteen years.
“He’s got that ability.” he finished.
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