Following the 3-2 defeat against Borussia Dortmund at the Notre Dame Stadium, Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has highly praised the German side’s winger Jadon Sancho, exemplifying him of exceptional talent.
Klopp experienced the 19-year old’s raw prowess firsthand, as the Dortmund No. 7 put up a brilliant show in South Bend.
The German was interested in signing the English teenager back in 2017, but the winger departed Manchester City’s youth team for Klopp’s former club to have a chance at some senior Bundesliga action.
Under Lucian Favre, the English starlet grew really well, and had a creditable last season with BVB- 12 goals and 14 assists in 34 appearances.
In the post match interview, the Reds boss was full of praise for Sancho, but hinted at other young English talents with drawn comparisons.
“He’s an exceptional talent but he’s not the only one in England at the moment” the 52-year old said.
“That age group has already a few—Rhian Brewster is the same age. Raheem Sterling, for example.”
“I don’t want to forget any wingers, but there are a lot of talents; young and very, very promising players in England.”
“There is no doubt about the potential of Jadon Sancho. His speed and body control at the highest speed is his main strength.
Although Klopp put up his reserves against the heavyweight Germans, but was impressed at Yasser Larouci, the Egypt-born French teenager who was right on par in dealing against Sancho on field.
“Yasser, our 18-year-old left-back, played against one of the biggest talents in world football and did pretty well the whole night.” he added.