Liverpool have been urged to sign Manchester United and Chelsea target Jadon Sancho in the January transfer window. United and Chelsea are among a host of clubs across Europe keen on Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho, while Liverpool have also been linked with the 19-year-old.
It is debatable whether Liverpool need to make many more improvements after signing Takumi Minamino from Red Bull Salzburg, with the world and European champions currently 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
But former Anfield midfielder McAteer urged Jurgen Klopp to snap up £120million-rated Sancho to provide extra competition for Liverpool's frontline, saying the teenager would thrive under the Reds manager.
“I doubt Jurgen Klopp feels under any pressure to make any more moves in the transfer window, though if there’s one player I’d love to see him bring to Anfield, it’s Jadon Sancho," said McAteer in an interview with the Racing Post .
Jadon Sancho has contributed eight goals and five assists in his last eight games (Image: REUTERS) Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool latest as January window opens Jamie Carragher addresses Trent Alexander-Arnold response to Gary Neville dig “Sancho looks like a Jurgen Klopp type of player. He’s young, immensely talented, looks ideally suited to the system which Klopp plays and would be learning off one of the top coaches in the world."
McAteer added: “Good managers take good players to the next level. Look at Raheem Sterling at Manchester City .
“Sterling might not have naturally brought into Pep Guardiola’s unique philosophy but he has and the upshot is that this once erratic talent is now one of the finest players in the Premier League.
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“Sancho at Liverpool would be brilliant for him and the club. He could play anywhere along that front three and looks a genuinely class act.”
Sancho has scored 12 goals and created 12 assists in all competitions for Dortmund this season, and has recorded a sensational eight goals and five assists in his last eight matches.