Steven Gerrard: Why I’m disappointed Liverpool didn’t sign Tottenham star

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard runs rule over Tottenham Hotspur starlet Dele Alli

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles

Steven Gerrard has admitted that he was disappointed Liverpool didn’t sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli.

The newly-capped England midfielder moved to the north London side in a £5m deal from League One side MK Dons in the summer transfer window.

Alli has quickly emerged as one of the most-exciting English talents in the Premier League after winning a spot in Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team.

Champions League winner Gerrard decided to call time on his distinguished 17-year Anfield career at the end of the 2014/15 season.

And the former Liverpool captain was surprised the five-time European champions didn’t target Alli as a potential replacement for 35-year-old.

“I was surprised, actually disappointed, Liverpool didn’t sign him,” Gerrard told BT Sport.

“I thought he was certainly a player that Liverpool might have tried to go for.

“Especially with me coming to the end, he was a player that I could see playing for Liverpool for 10 or 15 years. He has that ability.”

Alli has continued to impressed in a Tottenham shirt after an eye-catching start to the season.

The 19-year-old has scored two goals and has made one assist in 11 Premier League games in his first campaign in the English top-flight.

Alli could line up for Tottenham against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

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