Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could turn to Jadon Sancho this summer if Mohamed Salah were to leave the club.
That’s according to BILD, who say that Sancho’s performances in Dortmund have ‘not gone unnoticed’ by the Reds boss.
Despite another great campaign from Salah, there have been numerous suggestions that he could be moving away from Anfield in the summer.
Several reports have indicated that his relationship with Klopp is not as good as it once was, while the player himself has openly admitted he would be interested in a move to Spain in an interview held with the Spanish press at the end of 2020.
That naturally sparked plenty of rumours, and while there is nothing concrete, there is a feeling he could push for a move elsewhere.
Should that become a reality, Liverpool would need a replacement, and BILD posit that Sancho could be the one.
They explain that Liverpool ‘cannot actually make any major transfer jumps’ because of losses caused by the Coronavirus pandemic but should Salah leave, that would raise funds.
Indeed it would leave ‘enough money’ for Liverpool to get Sancho as a replacement, with the forward available for much cheaper than the €120m asking price Dortmund gave Manchester United last summer.
The newspaper states that it has ‘not gone unnoticed’ by Klopp that Sancho ‘has a great future’ ahead of him and that more often than not, he is ‘the difference player’ for Dortmund.
These are both qualities that would make him an ideal replacement for Salah and give the Reds forward line the refresh it seemingly needs.
Now, to be clear, BILD are not suggesting Liverpool are about to make a move or indeed will make a move at any point, just positing that Sancho could be a replacement if Salah leaves.
For that to happen, the Egyptian will have to find a club willing to pay for him first, which may prove to be a tricky proposition this summer.
Thus, this rumour is probably best left on the shelf for the time being, but should Salah get a move, expect it to come back quickly.