Jurgen Klopp has revealed strong Liverpool interest in Jadon Sancho - but admitted his club had NO chance of signing the rising England star.
The Reds boss was asked about German clubs snapping up many English youngsters in recent seasons, and his answer inadvertently illuminated the potential for a future move to sign the teenager from current club Dortmund.
Sancho forced a move out of Manchester City because of what he saw as a lack of opportunities for home grown youngsters, instead choosing Dortmund.
"Where else would a team that gets 80,000 fans at every home game to put so much faith in youngsters?" he asked.
And Klopp believes that is incredible for his own club, as he admitted he'd love to sign the 18 year old: "Buying English players is a smart idea because we would never have a chance to get Sancho.
"We are not blind – we saw him, we liked him and then we think 'Can we get him?' No. Because English clubs don't sell to other English clubs.
"I don't know exactly what the reason is for that but they don't do it. Now they can go to Germany which is a wonderful league."
Dortmund though, DO sell to English clubs, and the player, who has already been capped three times by England boss Gareth Southgate, has attracted the interest of the likes of Manchester United, Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.
But his fee would be markedly different to the £8m the Germans eventually paid for the then 17-year-old, as he made clear he would not sign a new contract at the Etihad and instead preferred a move abroad.
Dortmund sold 20-year-old Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona for a fee of £100m rising to £135m in 2017, and they have made it clear that when they eventually look to sell Sancho on, they will value him in a similar bracket.
Source: Daily Mirror
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