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Ajax starlet Eriksen cool on Reds link

February 11, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Highly-rated Denmark teenager Christian Eriksen has played down reports linking him with a potential move to Liverpool, with the Ajax midfielder insisting that he "can't be at a better place" than Ajax to continue his football education.

Christian Eriksen Denmark
PA PhotosDanish teenager Christian Eriksen is considered one of Europe's hottest prospects

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Eriksen has emerged as one of the hottest prospects in Europe over the past 12 months, and his exciting displays have seen him establish himself in the Ajax first team this season.

The English press were left drooling over the Denmark international after an inspired display in his side's defeat to the Three Lions on Wednesday and rumours immediately began to abound about Premier League interest, with Liverpool heavily linked with a possible move.

But despite being aware of interest from abroad, Eriksen stressed that he is happy at Ajax and has no plans to leave the Dutch giants in the near future.

"Every time Ajax play, there are clubs watching me. That's just the way it is in Ajax," Eriksen said. "So yes, Liverpool have probably seen me but I am not spending time wondering about it.

"I think I'm going to play in Ajax until my contract expires [in 2014]. There are a lot of young players who are busy looking at other clubs but that's not the way I think.

"There are still lots for me to learn and improve and I can do that in Ajax, which is one of the best clubs in the world in developing talent. When it comes to that, I can't be at a better place."