Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool to make a January move to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
The England international has been strongly linked with a return to the Premier League after starring in the Bundesliga since making the move to Germany two years ago, with Manchester United and Liverpool reportedly amongst a host of clubs monitoring the teenager.
However, Sancho has endured a difficult start to the new season with Dortmund so far, being dropped and fined for a crucial meeting with Borussia Monchengladbach for returning late from international duty before being humiliatingly substituted in the first half during the heavy defeat to Bayern Munich.
It is now believed that both club and player would be open to parting ahead of the January transfer window, and Carragher believes former side Liverpool should head the queue as they bid to bolster their attacking options.
“I think Liverpool still lack one player which is an attacking player to really support the front three and almost make it like a front four,” Carragher told Viasport.
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“At the moment there’s still a big difference when one of the front three doesn’t play.
“We saw that at the weekend again when Salah was out – that time Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain played in the front three and that didn’t work. We’ve seen [Divock] Origi – that doesn’t work.
“Maybe there’s talk of a man in the Bundesliga coming to England from Borussia Dortmund, maybe he’s someone who Liverpool may be looking at in Sancho, who a lot of other Premier League clubs are looking at.
“There has been some great signings for Liverpool in the past [in January]. You think of [Virgil] van Dijk, Luis Suarez, Daniel Agger was a great player for Liverpool, Daniel Sturridge is another one.
“I would like to see an attacking player come in, someone with a bit more quality, maybe someone who could help them in the coming months going forward.
“I don’t think it’s an area which Klopp really looks at but I would expect it to be a really big summer for Liverpool, especially considering they didn’t sign anyone last summer.”