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Sancho can rival Salah & Mane at Liverpool, says McAteer

Jadon Sancho, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Liverpool
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Jadon Sancho would be a perfect fit for Liverpool and capable of challenging Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, says Jason McAteer.

Chances of a summer exit are increasingly likely for Jadon Sancho amid interest from the Premier League, with Manchester United leading the chase. It appears Liverpool cannot be ruled, though.

Jason McAteer, who made 139 appearances for the Reds during his own career, believes an Anfield move would suit both club and player perfectly.

The former midfielder also reckons Sancho can put Salah and Mane ‘under pressure’, which is something they’re both lacking from Divock Origi, Takumi Minamino and Curtis Jones.

McAteer told the Racing Post: “If they have the money then the player I would go for is Jadon Sancho.

“He would fit ideally into the system and next season would be the ideal time to blood him, unless there are injuries to the forward line and he was thrown in earlier than that.

“Maybe they could offer some players in part exchange to Dortmund as part of the deal because the biggest difficulty we have at present is knowing what the transfer market is going to look like.

“Liverpool have a gap for a fourth forward option and Sancho would definitely fit the bill.

“He could put Salah and Mane under pressure to perform. They have been brilliant but they haven’t really had anybody pushing them.

“We haven’t seen much of Takumi Minamino yet while Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster are promising, but you need a fourth striker.

“You only need look at that great Manchester United side which had Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“Timo Werner would have been a great fit too but the competition for places may have put him off and tipped the balance in Chelsea’s favour.

“You need players who can cope with that situation. But a season to settle at Anfield would do Sancho the world of good and then he could really kick on.”

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