Liverpool's priority come the summer may still be to fill the gaping void set to develop at centre back, with Martin Skrtel and Sebastian Coates remaining unfavoured and on the chopping block and Jamie Carragher preparing to exchange Anfield for the Sky Sports studios. If there are attackers to be had come summer, though, Ajax's confirmation of Liverpool interest in Christian Eriksen could well point to who.
"We have the list of the scouts of foreign clubs who have been here recently and Liverpool has been a regular visitor," Ajax technical director Marc Overmars told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, confirming Liverpool's long-speculated interest in getting the the 21-year-old Danish attacking midfielder to join his international captain on Merseyside.
Eriksen has so far at least seemed more convincing in the role of future superstar in the Eredivisie, where he has consistently provided an attacking threat from midfield. On the international stage, however, his slight frame and a habit of drifting out of matches when put under pressure, as well as an at times questionable workrate without the ball, have left some wondering if he can fulfil the promise he's shown at club level in one of Europe's top leagues.
Still, he's still got time on his side, and even if his ability to fulfil his potential may be in some doubt, the potential itself isn't. Further, with only a year left on his contract, there is the possibility Liverpool could capture Eriksen for a fee that might represent his actual achievements rather than the hype that has at times surrounded him.