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Liverpool were interested in signing Jadon Sancho from Man City, admits Jurgen Klopp

Jadon Sancho
Image: Jadon Sancho has emerged as a star for Borussia Dortmund

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool were interested in Jadon Sancho before the teenager joined Borussia Dortmund but had no chance of signing him.

Eighteen-year-old winger Sancho moved to Dortmund, Klopp's old club, from Manchester City in the summer of 2017.

This season his impressive form for the Bundesliga outfit, who currently top the division, has led to him making three appearances for England.

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A considerable number of young English players have been signed by German clubs over the last few years - something Klopp was asked about ahead of Liverpool hosting Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.

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Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool won't have a chance against Bayern Munich if they start thinking about their fixture list, starting with Manchester United on Super Sunday.

Klopp said: "With the English players, it is a smart idea because we would never have a chance to get Sancho.

"We are not blind - we saw him, we liked him and then we think 'can we get him?' No. Because English clubs don't sell them to other English clubs.

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"I don't know exactly what the reason is for that but they don't do it. Now they can go to Germany, which is a wonderful league."

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