Gylfi Sigurdsson happy with decision to pick Tottenham over Liverpool

Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson says he is happy with his decision to move White Hart Lane as opposed to joining Liverpool

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Villas-Boas signed Sigurdsson from Swansea in the summer Photo: Back Page Images

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Glfyi Sigurdsson insists he is happy with his decision to join Tottenham Hotspur instead of Liverpool last summer ahead of Spurs’ trip to Anfield on Sunday.

The Iceland international scored in Tottenham’s 3-0 victory over Inter Milan in their Europa League last-16 first-leg tie at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

It capped an impressive week for Sigurdsson after he created Gareth Bale’s opener in a 2-1 win against Arsenal in the north London derby.

But it could have been very different for the playmaker this season after the 23-year-old came close to following former Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool.

“It will be really good to play against Brendan Rogers again, and also Joe Allen, who was with me at Swansea,” Sigurdsson told Tottenham Journal.

“How hard was it to turn Liverpool down? It was more that I knew Brendan, other than the history Liverpool have.

“But when Tottenham came in, the way they were last year and in the previous two years… They finished fourth last year and they were unlucky not to get Champions League football, and you could see from this game [against Inter] that this is a great club with fantastic players. I’m really pleased I made that choice.

“Hopefully it’s the right decision. It could have been the other way round – we could have been eighth [at this point] and they could have been third or fourth – but I’m really happy with the decision I made.

“This is a club that has got so many good players, and hopefully we can be in the Champions League next season.”

Sigurdsson has scored four goals in 36 appearances for Spurs after completing a move to White Hart Lane in July.

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