Loads of Liverpool fans have been reacting to some comments from Danny Murphy, as the ex-Red said Dele Alli was right to choose North London over Merseyside.
It’s well documented that Liverpool tried to sign Alli back in 2015, but the MK Dons wonderkid of course joined Tottenham instead.
Alli grew up idolising Steven Gerrard, and many Reds’ fans have often regretted missing out on the England international.
While his form has dipped slightly this season, the 22-year-old is still one of the best goalscoring midfielders in the world, racking up nearly 50 goals in 148 appearances for Spurs.
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Alli signed a new contract this week that is set to keep him at Tottenham until 2024, and lots of Liverpool fans have been reacting to Murphy’s comments.
“I like Dele Alli, he’s top drawer,” Murphy said. “Let’s give Spurs some credit here, they’ve given him a platform every week to progress as a young lad coming out of the lower leagues.
“If he had gone to Liverpool, which he nearly did, I’m not sure he would have played as many games.
“Yeah (credit Pochettino) working with him on the training pitch, the club in terms of going we’re gonna go get him, get him, get a manager who is going to invest in the youngsters and obviously work with him on the training pitch, spot on.”
Jurgen Klopp has his own reputation for building young players into superstars, and the Anfield faithful aren’t too happy with Murphy’s comments.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
True, wouldn’t get in our midfield
— Archie (@Archie_LFC_) October 30, 2018
Alli wouldn’t start for City, Liverpool, Chelsea or United. Most overrated player in the league. Imagine people used to compare him to Lampard.
— The Main Mane (@TheMainMane10) October 30, 2018
Gini’s got miles on Delle.
— Akiva solomon (@akivasolomon) October 31, 2018
I think you’ll find he was on his way to Liverpool with Karl Robinson we knocked Him back thats why he chose spurs
— Barry Doyle (@doyley62) October 31, 2018
I doubt he would, Liverpool is a more ambitious team, spurs are ok with fine face players.
— fiz (@feezyleee) October 31, 2018
Still wouldn’t get in the starting 11! Stating the obvious a bit there Danny!!
— Michael Kelly (@miccon53) October 31, 2018
Probably right. Sure he’s 22 & his stats are good for his age, but that doesn’t change the fact that bar 1 season he’s not been anything special.
No way he would have gotten ahead of Lallana first 2 years (this was when Lallana was voted England’s POTY before anyone chats s***).
— Sadioinho (@Sadioinho) October 30, 2018
Alli most overrated midfielder in the prem
— Onimrif (@Mxnchyy) October 30, 2018