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Moyes makes transfer revelation over Brentford star offered to West Ham

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West Ham United boss David Moyes has admitted that his club were offered the chance to sign Christian Eriksen before he joined Brentford.

The football community was left shocked and saddened when Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during a Euro 2020 group stage fixture between Denmark and Finland. The attacking midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest and many believed that despite making a recovery, Eriksen would struggle to play elite football again. However, the 30-year-old has made a spectacular return to the game, and is currently on top form for his new club Brentford.

Eriksen joined the Bees in January, and has already contributed a goal and an assist in four league appearances.

However, it has now been revealed the Danish international came close to joining a different London club earlier this year.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Moyes stated that the Hammers were offered Eriksen, however had some doubts over his health.

He said:  “Yes, he was mentioned to us – and to a few clubs about coming back. Eriksen is a player a lot of people would look at and think, ‘my goodness’.

“But I think everybody was more unsure then. And to be honest there’s the huge Danish connection at Brentford, with the manager and some of their players.

“They maybe had more insight on him than the rest of us – on his health and when he was going to come back. I don’t think he played for a couple of months after he first signed for Brentford. A lot of people wondered how it was going to work out.”

Eriksen asked to stay at Brentford

Meanwhile, a lot of clubs will now be looking at Eriksen’s availability once the transfer window opens.

Having only joined on a six-month contract, the Dane could become a free agent once the current campaign is over.

Eriksen has already been linked with a move to Manchester United or a possible return to Tottenham Hotspurs.

However, Brentford boss Thomas Frank has insisted his club are hopeful Eriksen will remain in Brentford.

Speaking recently, Frank said: “It’s no secret that I want him to continue next season.

“I know Christian is enjoying his football and really enjoying being back.

“I know I will have to answer these questions until the end of the season. Let’s see what will happen.

“In any footballer’s decision to move clubs there’s a lot of aspects and the same will be for Christian.”

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Joel Matip Puts Liverpool Ahead With An Odd Goal Against Southampton

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Liverpool have got as far as they can in every cup competition this season and they’re on the verge of taking the Premier League to the final day too.

After going a goal behind after 13 minutes, Liverpool have responded with goals from Takumi Minamino and Joel Matip.

Jurgen Klopp elected to go for a heavily rotated side for their fixture with Southampton, making nine changes to the team that faced Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final. He may well have been fearing the worst when Nathan Redmond gave Southampton the lead early.

Liverpool responded well though, with Minamino finishing off a well-worked move starting at the feet of Joe Gomez and converted by the Japanese after a lovely touch from Diogo Jota. Gomez would then limp off on the stroke of half-time in another piece of worrying injury news.

Away from thoughts about the Champions League final however, Klopp and his travelling army of Reds will at least be satisfied with the match itself. Liverpool continued to dominate the ball and went about their work in a relaxed fashion, eventually getting the goal in bizarre circumstances

It appears that Kyle Walker-Peters attempted clearing header comes off the head of Matip from close range, looping into the far corner. A win will take Liverpool within a point of Manchester City, meaning Pep Guardiola’s side will have to win their final match against Aston Villa to guarantee the title.

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Nathan Redmond’s Superb Curler Ends Liverpool’s Championship Chances

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Liverpool fans have been lamenting the fact that their team has an almost impossible job on the final day of the season, hoping that Manchester City slip up against Aston Villa. Yet if they fail to do their homework against Southampton, it would all be futile anyway.

Should Liverpool pick up a point, it would be all but over too, as an eight goal swing to occur by virtue of a victory and a City defeat anyway. In reality, only a win will do for Jurgen Klopp.

The German manager has made nine changes to the side that beat Chelsea in the F.A Cup final and has gone for fresh legs to try and combat Southampton’s intense style.

If they are to get the win however, they will have to do it the hard way. After just 13 minutes, Nathan Redmond cut in on his right and let loose a curling effort into the top corner and beyond Alisson. Even if it did take a slight deflection off James Milner’s leg.

Liverpool now have to mount a comeback in the knowledge that defeat will seal the fate of the title. Something which will suit Southampton’s counter-attack well.

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