Ajax head coach Frank De Boer has advised Christian Eriksen to not join Liverpool this summer, claiming the Reds' playing style would not suit the Denmark international.
Brendan Rodgers' side have been persistently linked with the midfielder throughout the summer, interest that has heightened after the club missed out on Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan who joined Borussia Dortmund earlier this month.
The 21-year-old midfielder is in the final year of his contract at the Amsterdam Arena and is largely expected to leave the club this summer. But his current coach De Boer believes a move to Anfield where he would play under Rodgers' particular game plan would not benefit the young midfielder.
"If they play as they do now, I would not go," De Boer told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, via Goal. "The playing style would not suit his own, but ultimately, it is for Chris himself to decide."
Eriksen, who has won three consecutive Eredivisie titles with Ajax, already has 36 international caps to his name, and having turned down opportunities to leave the Dutch capital in the past for bigger clubs he would now appear ready to try his luck elsewhere.
The midfielder was quizzed on the prospect of joining Liverpool last year where he indicated he would wait until the end of the season to decide upon his future.
"It is great that such big clubs are interested," Eriksen said of reported Liverpool interest in October.
"It is very special for me but I am not contemplating various transfer scenarios in any way at the moment."
Hailed for his range of passing, sublime first touch and creative qualities, Eriksen would seemingly fit the bill for what Rodgers is looking for in his summer signings.
Speaking earlier this month, Rodgers said: "I still think another attacking, creative player, and depending on what goes out of the club - because naturally there might be one or two players who need to go out and play more - then we'll need to fill those areas that have been vacated."