​Liverpool are 'monitoring' Jadon Sancho's situation at Borussia Dortmund, with the club having the necessary funding available to sign the forward should be become a viable option.

Sancho has gone from strength to strength since joining the German side from Manchester City in the summer of 2017, with the 19-year-old already netting seven goals and registering the seven assists in just 12 Bundesliga outings this term.

In the Champions League his performances have been equally impressive, as he scored in Dortmund's 2-1 win over Slavia Prague on Tuesday to ensure qualification to the knockout stages.

Such have been his outstanding displays for ​Die Borussen that links to other major European sides have been prevalent over the last few transfer windows, rumours which were heightened after the Englishman fell out with boss Lucien Favre following the Swiss' decision to substitute the forward after just 36 minutes against Bayern Munich.

One of the clubs linked with a move for Sancho has been ​Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp ​recently hinting that his side may delve into the January transfer market for reinforcements.

Jadon Sancho

That possibility has sparked The Athletic's Simon Hughes into action, as he has stated that the ​Premier League leaders do in fact hold an interest in acquiring the youngster.

“I’ve heard quite a few people say that Liverpool need another forward and I can understand that. It’s quite clear that Liverpool would quite like to sign Jadon Sancho,” he told ​The Athletic's podcast.

“Jurgen Klopp made a big revelation last season that Liverpool wanted to sign him from Manchester City but found it impossible because of the club rivalries that exist and various reasons, and that story got buried a bit because I think it was around the Bayern Munich game if I remember correctly."

While interest in the player doesn't necessarily constitute a resulting bid, Hughes added that if circumstances were to change and Sancho became available, then the club would not be held back by financial restrictions. 

Moreover, whether or not Liverpool do indeed need to add bulk to their firepower is another matter, with regular starters Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah continuing their fine form of last season.

“It’s quite clear that they’re monitoring his availability and if he was available, Liverpool would have the money to sign him," he added. “It’s whether he’s available at that time and whether it correlates with Liverpool’s needs at that time.”