Whilst Liverpool’s defence of their Champions League crown currently sits on the brink following their 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium there was another match of interest to Reds supporters on Tuesday night.
In the other European knockout tie, Borussia Dortmund took apart French champions Paris Saint Germain after another sensational brace from wonderkid Erling Haaland earnt the Bundesliga giants a crucial 2-1 victory.
Kopites would have been secretly observing the affair with a keen eye on reported target Jadon Sancho who has been touted with a move to the European champions and vindicated the club’s ‘interest’ following a scintillating display to put Dortmund firmly in the driving seat.
It was the young talent of Haaland and Sancho that ultimately proved too much to handle for a PSG side that included two of the world’s most expensive duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
The Daily Mail recently claimed that Liverpool have made their interest known to Dortmund and that the club wish to be kept informed on the teenager in the summer with the England international currently valued at £100 million.
While Liverpool’s return to the Spanish capital where they were crowned kings of Europe for the sixth time in June took an ugly turn after the Reds failed to muster one solitary shot on target, Sancho was showcasing in front of the Yellow Wall yesterday that he is a player destined to rise to the pinnacle of European football.
Given Liverpool’s imminent status as English champions-elect, and their European defence still very much alive with the power of Anfield awaiting in the return leg against Atletico in three weeks time, would Jurgen Klopp profit from adding Sancho to a squad that is already littered in world-class talent?
Here is a selection of Liverpool fans reacting to Sancho’s display:
Is sancho still a possibility to join LFC?
— Adam (@ChoudhuryAdam) February 19, 2020
— EH10 (@fitHazard) February 18, 2020
Jadon Sancho invented football for Mohamed Salah. Slick, precise, always on point, never a step or move too much… he & #LFC would be a match made in heaven.
— Filip Dakic (@filipdakic) February 18, 2020
— Jonathan Champion (@dfitzgeralds) February 18, 2020
— Pedro Chirivella (@sagir_lfc) February 18, 2020
Liverpool need Sancho #LFC
— 6ix (@Insidefootball6) February 18, 2020