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Hamann tips Liverpool to pursue “perfect” Sancho next summer

By Steve Jennings

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Published: 12:29, 24 October 2019

Liverpool will be one of the “biggest contenders” to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund next summer, according to former midfielder Dietmar Hamann.

Sancho has emerged as one of the brightest young talents in Europe since leaving Manchester City for Germany in 2017 and is expected to leave Dortmund eventually.

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Despite their status as one of the top clubs in the Bundesliga, Dortmund will likely struggle to keep hold of Sancho if some of Europe’s giants circle at the end of the season, particularly if big-money offers come in. The English teenager has particularly been known for his creativity, recording 19 assists in the Bundesliga since the start of last season, more than any other player.

And Hamann, who made over 250 appearances for Liverpool, thinks his former club will act on their interest in Sancho next summer.

“I have heard that Liverpool have a lot of interest [in signing Sancho],” Hamann said.

“I can imagine they could become one of the biggest contenders this summer.

“He’s from Manchester City and I don’t know if he would return to them again.

“It’s tricky with Manchester United as well when a player already played for the big rival.”

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“Sancho perfect for Liverpool’s attack”

Liverpool are in no rush to break apart their fearsome front three, all of whom were on song against Genk in the Champions League on Wednesday night,

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were particularly impressive, combining twice to add late goals in Belgium while Roberto Firmino played more of a supporting role.

And while it would be difficult for Sancho to displace any of the trio, Hamann believes the teenager would be ideal if one of those players were to leave Anfield.

He added: “Sancho has no ​get-out clause, and if​ Dortmund​ say they want an astronomical amount, it​ [the transfer] will not happen.

“There are not many players [good enough] to reinforce Liverpool’s attack at the moment. I don’t know if Sancho is such a player, but maybe if one of the three [Mane, Salah or Firmino] leaves, then Sancho would be perfect for the attack.”