If Liverpool had no interest in Jadon Sancho, or Jurgen Klopp believed there was zero chance of us securing the winger – he’d have simply just said – like he did when confronted about Kylian Mbappe a few weeks back.
“No chance. Absolutely no chance. Sorry for killing that story,” he told the Guardian on November 8 when asked about the possibility of Liverpool buying the Frenchman.
But when Sancho was the topic last night, Klopp simply said that he wouldn’t talk about potential transfers – when he could just as easily have ruled it out.
“He’s a very good player,” Klopp told the Independent, before towing the party line.
“I have no clue where these kind of things [the rumours] are coming from, but it cannot come from us because we never speak about it.
“If we would be involved, nobody would know about it apart from a person who wouldn’t speak about it. There’s nothing to say. I know how it sounds, but I cannot change that. There’s nothing to say about it, which can mean there’s absolutely nothing to say about it.”
To the untrained eye, Klopp’s comments seem like a denial, but when you hear how he purely dismisses players we aren’t going to sign – there’s a distinct difference.
Recently, journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft claimed Liverpool were favourites for Sancho’s signature and that a January transfer remains a possibility.
From a very good source in Germany:
Klopp and Liverpool favorite to get Dortmund-player Sancho.
Sancho wants to leave the club already in January
— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) December 2, 2019
Signing Sancho would give us a real boost for the second-half of the season, much like it did when we acquired Virgil van Dijk in January 2018.
We’ll see of course if the club decide to take the plunge, as the likely price-tag is going to be potentially off-putting.