The former Reds star is a big fan of the England international winger but doubts that Jurgen Klopp will be plotting a raid on his former team. Jadon Sancho needs to be playing every week if the decision is taken to leave Borussia Dortmund, says Steve McManaman, with Liverpool unlikely to be the right match in a potential £75 million ($97m) deal.
A move to Anfield has been mooted for the gifted teenage winger.
Despite Jurgen Klopp already boasting an enviable collection of forwards in his group, the German is said to be contemplating a big-money raid on his former employers in the Bundesliga.
Sancho would be a good fit for the Premier League title hopefuls, with his power and end product putting him into the same bracket as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
He will, however, have tons of options to consider whether a transfer door is swung open.
McManaman is not convinced that Liverpool would be the best of these, with fierce competition for places and potential bench time not what Sancho needs at this stage of his career.
The former Reds star told HorseRacing.net: “I think he would prefer to go somewhere where he’ll begin week-in and week-out. I don’t think there’s any problem with that.”
“The other thing is the price implications. How much is he going to cost? No doubt, he’s an extremely bright prospect, he’s doing really well in Dortmund, he performs regularly and he’s a star there.”
“Whether Liverpool would go for him now is something that I don’t understand and if he was available, he would command big money and I assume that there is a range of clubs which would go for him.”
“Jadon could cost £60 million-£75 million and that is lots of money for somebody that young even though he seems a fantastic prospect.”
“It’s a significant outlay for a player and in all honesty, Liverpool’s young players are all doing well themselves and Jurgen Klopp appears to want to give them a go.”
Sancho is not the only star currently shining in Germany that Liverpool have been linked with.
As plans are already being drawn up for summer recruitment, it’s been suggested that prolific RB Leipzig frontman Timo Werner is another alternative that Klopp could consider.