Carragher Drops Sancho Hint
Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher has dropped a hint that highly-rated youngster Jadon Sancho may make the switch to Anfield in the future.
The English starlet has been strongly linked with a move away from his current club Borussia Dortmund after finding things difficult during the current Bundesliga campaign.
Sancho has been linked with moves to both Liverpool and Manchester United, and it is believed that the Old Trafford outfit are leading the pack in the chase for the 19-year-old.
Carragher, however, expects to see a ‘big summer’ from his old club, and singled out Sancho as one player that would fit the bill to bolster an area of the squad that is still of concern to some fans.
The Reds have been in scintillating form this season – they sit eight points clear at the top of the table and are listed at 2/5 to win the league with Powerplay Canada – and a large part of this success has been the attacking trio of Salah, Mane & Firmino. The backup options in attack pale in comparison however, and many would agree that one more quality signing in that area wouldn’t go amiss.
“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,” Carragher told Viasport.
“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.
“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.
“I don’t think it’s an area which Klopp really looks at but I would expect it to be a really big summer for Liverpool, especially considering they didn’t sign anyone last summer.”
If the need for a solid backup doesn’t appeal to Klopp then perhaps pipping the club’s biggest rivals to the signing could. There is no doubting the player’s talent, and his young age fits with Liverpool’s transfer policy, so maybe a summer move could be in the pipeline?