Jamie Carragher predicts Tottenham’s Dele Alli will follow in Liverpool legend’s footsteps
The Liverpool legend is backing Dele Alli to follow in Steven Gerrard's footsteps and win both PFA awards in his career
Jamie Carragher believes it is only matter of a time before Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli wins the PFA player of the year award.
The Spurs man has already won the PFA young player of the year award thanks to his spectacular debut season in the Premier League last term.
Alli scored 10 times in 33 games in the 2015-16 Premier League campaign following his £5m move to Tottenham from League One side MK Dons in 2015.
The Spurs midfielder won the PFA young player of the year award to polish off what was a stunning first season in the Premier League.
The 21-year-old has improved his figures in the current Premier League season after Alli scored his 14th goal of the campaign in Tottenham’s 4-0 win against Watford.
Alli will be facing competition from Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante as well as Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the PFA player of the year award this season.
However, Carragher believes it is only a matter of time before Alli emulates his former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard and wins both PFA awards.
“I am sure one day we’re going to be talking about PFA player of the year Dele Alli,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“Steven Gerrard won the PFA young player of the year before he went on to win the PFA player of the year. I see nothing different with Dele Alli.”