Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has seemingly ruled out Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho moving to Anfield, but it must be pointed out, he used his words very carefully when making his remarks.
The Reds boss said he would love to see the England international wearing the club’s colours, but he would be very surprised if the move happened this summer:
“A red jersey would look very good on Jadon Sancho. But I don’t think such a transfer will take place this summer. He is a very interesting player. If he moved to Liverpool, I would be the most surprised of all.”
Due to the global health crisis, Liverpool are being very cautious in the transfer market, and shelling out £100m+ on Sancho would have been unlikely anyway.
Klopp may be suggesting that any bid for the winger would have to take place in 2021 or later, but that would depend on the player opting to stay in Germany for another season.
That will only likely happen if Manchester United can’t meet Dortmund’s asking price for Sancho or if the player himself decides against moving to Old Trafford. That may be the case if the Red Devils fail to qualify for the Champions League.
At this stage, though, it does appear that the likelihood of the 20-year-old playing for Liverpool in the future is pretty low.