Jadon Sancho told to pick Liverpool over Manchester United by Peter Crouch

Jadon Sancho is the envy of plenty of top-level managers in Europe (Picture: Getty)

Jadon Sancho would fit right into Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side, according to former Reds striker Peter Crouch.

Sancho reminded the world of his talents as he scored his first international goals on Tuesday night, netting twice in England’s 5-3 victory over Kosovo at St Mary’s.

The 19-year-old is already one of Europe’s most coveted wingers and the former Watford and Manchester City academy player has been repeatedly linked with a move back to the Premier League.

Manchester United are understood to have kept tabs on Sancho’s availability over the summer but Crouch reckons, if the chance to move back to England presents itself, rivals Liverpool would be a better bet for the winger.

‘All being well, he will return to the Premier League,’ Crouch told the Daily Mail.

‘Clubs will be queuing up to sign him and while there has been noise about him joining Manchester United, I wonder whether Liverpool might actually be the perfect fit.

‘It would not surprise me to see him at Anfield.’

Sancho became a rare English footballer playing abroad when he turned down a £30,000-a-week contract in the City academy to go to Borussia Dortmund and fight for first-team football two years ago.

He broke into the team initially as a super-sub but is now one of the first names on Lucien Favre’s team-sheet – and appears to have supplanted Marcus Rashford in England’s starting XI too.

‘What he did to launch his career deserves huge praise,’ Crouch added.

‘It couldn’t have been easy leaving England to play club football in Germany, but he looks destined to become a superstar and I thought he was superb against Kosovo.

‘The easy thing for him to do would have been to remain at Manchester City, get paid well and make the odd appearance off the bench, but he stepped out of his comfort zone to join Borussia Dortmund and you can see how much he is enjoying himself.

‘I fully expect one of these kids to take a huge leap forward next summer and leave a big mark on the European Championship.

‘The more I see of Sancho, the more I am convinced he is going to be the one who explodes on to the scene.’

Sancho is part of a new generation of English footballers who appear to have been empowered by Southgate’s leadership of the national team.

He took the Three Lions to the World Cup semi-finals last year and appears to have no qualms giving youth a chance, exciting fans and pundits alike.

‘The thing I love most about watching England now is the youth that is running through the squad — how fearless those young players are!’ said Crouch, who scored 22 times in 42 appearances for England.

‘I spoke about James Maddison two weeks ago but you can add so many other names, such as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mason Mount and Declan Rice. You hear their names every week, so it makes you overlook their youth. What they are doing is fantastic.’


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