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Former Liverpool Star Believes Club Should Prioritise Signing Jadon Sancho Over Kylian Mbappe

Liverpool have been told to prioritise signing Jadon Sancho
Liverpool have been told to prioritise signing Jadon Sancho / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Former Liverpool star Jason McAteer believes Jurgen Klopp's side should focus on signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund instead of Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe as the former would offer "something a little different".

The Reds have been linked with both Sancho and Mbappe in the past, but McAteer insists the former Manchester City player is the best option. The Englishman was linked with a move to the Premier League last summer, with Liverpool and Manchester United both keen on signing him. But Dortmund refused to budge from their mammoth asking price, and a deal failed to materialise.

Speculation is starting to surface again, and McAteer says that Sancho would be the ideal attacking signing at Anfield. He told Goal: “You’ll think I’ll say if I can sign any player, I’d sign Mbappe?

He added: “The biggest talking points at Liverpool are the tactics. Klopp has tried to evolve tactically. He has tried to use a 4-2-3-1, he has tried to change it up and go away from this traditional 4-3-3 – he just hasn’t really had the players to do that job.

“[Diogo] Jota obviously opens up the potential to that tactical change but sometimes you can become very predictable. I think Liverpool did, in some ways, become predictable, and I think that’s why they’ve lost some of the games that they have.

“You look at the teams that have come with that low block, they’ve come with that low defensive unit that is saying ‘come and break us down. We know we’ll get an opportunity. And if we can be clinical, we can kind of nick this’.

“I think that’s what’s happened in quite a lot of the games this season, Liverpool have come unstuck against teams that have offered those kinds of tactics, they haven’t been able to break them down. So, I think versatility would be the way to go.

“I know it’s a long-winded answer. But I’d sign Jadon Sancho. I’d sign him because he’s got that versatility. I think he can play different positions: he can play left, or right, or down the centre if you wanted. He’s got pace and he’s got creativity. If there’s a low block and you need something a little bit different, he offers that. He’s also young and he fits into the mould of this Liverpool team. That’s the player I’d go out and buy.”