De Boer gives Eriksen the go-ahead to make the switch to the Premier League.
Liverpool have been given the green light by Ajax manager Frank De Boer to make a move for transfer target Christian Eriksen this summer.
The Reds have been linked with the 21-year-old since missing out on Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Borussia Dortmund and now look to have taken a step closer to signing the Dane.
“It is up to Christian what he wants,” De Boer was quoted in the Daily Mail.
“If he feels good going to Liverpool, then it is up to him. I would want nothing more than having him with us for a few more years.
“But we realise the interest in this kind of player is huge. And I can also understand that he wants to make another step in his career. I can’t stop him.”
Eriksen is still young but has already made a big impact at the Amsterdam Arena after arriving as a teenager in January 2009 and also has 36 caps for Denmark.
The Danish international generally operates behind the striker in the traditional No.10 position, but is equally adept as a more central midfielder or even further up the pitch as an out-and-out forward.
Since breaking into the Ajax first team in 2010 Eriksen has played 158 times for the Dutch champions, scoring 30 goals and providing assists for a further 62.
Liverpool have been showing more and more interest in the attacking midfielder after Mkhitaryan chose Dortmund over Merseyside when the Armenian left Shakthar Donetsk.
With Steven Gerrard beginning to play more deep since the captain has entered his 30s, there is a gap to fill behind the striker and Eriksen would fit that bill perfectly – all manager Brendan Rodgers has to do now is find the finances to make the move possible.