Opinion: Liverpool can embarrass Manchester United by poaching €89million star

Sancho has been linked with Liverpool a couple of times in the last week and it would be brilliant to see Jurgen Klopp poach Manchester United’s long-term target.

German publication Bild reported on the 28th of April that Sancho’s exploits at Borussia Dortmund have not gone unnoticed by Jürgen Klopp, The Daily Star claim his value is now at €89m.

Now, Todo Fichajes suggests that Liverpool have made signing Sancho a priority and suggest that the Reds could agree a deal with BVB at a lower price than the €100m they claim he valued at by including various performance-related variables to stagger the payment structure.

United reportedly have a pre-agreement with Sancho that was reached a year ago when they tried to sign him and with the Red Devils looking to honour that deal, Liverpool should step in and hijack it.

Where would Sancho fit in at Liverpool?

The Englishman is able to play on either wing and has even played as a centre-forward but he’s more comfortable on the wing where his dribbling and trickery are most effective which means he would be in direct competition with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah at Anfield.

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DORTMUND, GERMANY – OCTOBER 28: Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group F stage match between Borussia Dortmund and Zenit St. Petersburg at Signal Iduna Park on October 28, 2020 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Martin Meissner – Pool/Getty Images)

Most of Sancho’s games this season have come on the right-wing, with a handful of them coming on the left. Salah’s spot on the right flank is untouchable, however, with the Egyptian scoring 123 goals for Liverpool in his time at the club.

That said, after he first joined the club from AS Roma, he excelled as a striker for the Reds with his world-class finishing better than that of most strikers in the Premier League and a front three of Sadio Mane, Salah and Sancho would be quite something.

Sancho moving to Liverpool instead of Manchester United would be great

Given the time and effort that United have invested into signing Sancho, it would be great if Jurgen Klopp poached the forward right from under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s nose.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on February 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

It would be even better if they used the pre-agreement in place as a framework to base a deal for the Englishman on.

For a long time, Liverpool were bullied in the transfer market and the psychological effect it had on their players was visceral as top players like Suarez seemed to leave the club every year.

Stealing Jadon Sancho from Manchester United would not only improve their starting XI but it would also send a message to clubs in the Premier League and in Europe that the Reds will no longer be taken advantage of.

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