Jamie Carragher has encouraged Liverpool to try and sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho – as early as January.
Our former defender was speaking after our 1-1 draw with Napoli last night and ahead of our brutal schedule of December fixtures.
Annoyingly, the fact we failed to win on Wednesday evening means we now have to go to Austria in a fortnight’s time and get something v Salzburg – which would have been a great opportunity to rest our best players had we have got three points yesterday.
Sancho scored for Dortmund against Barcelona and is unsettled [Mirror] – and would theoretically provide superb cover and rotation for Mo Salah and Sadio Mane on the flanks.
The Reds legend told Viasport: “I think Liverpool still lack one player which is an attacking player to really support the front three and almost make it like a front four.
“At the moment there’s still a big difference when one of the front three doesn’t play.
“We saw that at the weekend again when Salah was out – that time Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain played in the front three and that didn’t work. We’ve seen [Divock] Origi – that doesn’t work.
“Maybe there’s talk of a man in the Bundesliga coming to England from Borussia Dortmund, maybe he’s someone who Liverpool may be looking at in Sancho, who a lot of other Premier League clubs are looking at.
“There has been some great signings for Liverpool in the past [in January]. You think of [Virgil] van Dijk, Luis Suarez, Daniel Agger was a great player for Liverpool, Daniel Sturridge is another one.
“I would like to see an attacking player come in, someone with a bit more quality, maybe someone who could help them in the coming months going forward.”
Sancho in January would be a real luxury – but we doubt it will happen.
Perhaps he’ll be a target in summer 2020, but there’s plenty of mitigating factors regarding what happens between now and then that will have an impact on our potential interest.
Jurgen Klopp has never made a big January signing, and that’s not going to change unless there’s a big injury to one of the strikers.