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The 20-year-old Danish international footballer Christian Eriksen is believed to be one of the Dutch league's finest young prospects and was part of his country's national squad during the summer's European Championships. The youngster was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford and Manchester United earlier this summer and there was also interest from Zenit St Petersburg. The Russians, it is believed, were willing to meet the £20m asking price for the player.
The most recent interest, however, is from Anfield, where new coach Brendan Rodgers continues to revamp the Reds' squad. Eriksen admitted, speaking to Danish football magazine Tipsbladet, he was aware of interest from the Merseyside club but was fully focused on himself and his football at Ajax.
"There a lot of clubs who have asked about Christian's situation, some very seriously but Eriksen is currently fully focused on his development at Ajax. That is the only important thing right now," the player's agent, Martin Schoots, explained.
Eriksen's contract with the Amsterdam ArenA club runs to the summer of 2014.
Marsh on Youngsters
Meanwhile, Liverpool coach Mike Marsh has told the club's official website he has been impressed with the work and quality of two of the club's young strikers - Michael Ngoo and Adam Morgan. The news will come as relief for Reds' fans and Rodgers as well, given the crippling shortage of strikers in the Anfield club's first team. However, whether Ngoo and Morgan are ready to play for the first team on a regular basis is another question.
Liverpool currently have only Uruguayan international Luis Suarez as a recognised striker, after a long-term injury hit new signing Fabio Borini and English international Andy Carroll was allowed to leave for West Ham United on loan. Rodgers is likely to have transfer funds in January and has been linked with moves for Arsenal's Theo Walcott and Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge, among other goal scoring forwards.
"Adam was excellent for the U21s at Middlesbrough and played well in an unfamiliar position - on the right hand side of the attacking three. Ngoo has been playing really well in the central position for the U21s and scoring a lot of goals. Adam has been working off him and I think if Adam does get the chance to play on a regular basis for the first team it won't be in a central position because we've got Luis Suarez there, so that's the thinking behind it," Marsh explained.