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Klopp: 'Liverpool were interested in Sancho'

Sancho has been in impressive form for Dortmund this season. Credit: PA

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the Reds 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.

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.

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.

"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."


Huddersfield confirm Jan Siewert as new head coach

Jan Siewert is the new Huddersfield manager Credit: PA

Huddersfield have confirmed the appointment of Jan Siewert as their new head coach.

Siewert, 36, has left his role as Borussia Dortmund's reserve-team coach and signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Terriers.

"Huddersfield Town is delighted to announce the appointment of Jan Siewert as its new head coach," the club said in a statement.

"The 36-year-old joins the Terriers from German side Borussia Dortmund II, where he held the position of head coach, signing a contract running until the summer of 2021."


Dortmund teammate Pulisic backs Sancho for bright future

Pulisic and Sancho are some of the most exciting Dortmund prospects. Credit: PA

Christian Pulisic says the "sky is the limit" for his Borussia Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho.

Teenage sensation Sancho is set to make his first England start when the United States visit Wembley on Thursday.

The 18-year-old has forced his way into Gareth Southgate's plans by helping Dortmund establish a four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

American Pulisic, who will be on the opposing team to his club-mate in the London friendly, has backed Sancho for a bright future.

"The sky is the limit for a guy like that, he's got so much talent and he's a great young player," Pulisic told Sky Sports.

"We've talked about playing against each other possibly - it would be a lot of fun because obviously we are in training and competing every day and it's cool to see a guy like that."

Sancho arrived in Germany from Manchester City in 2017 in search of more first-team football.

He has registered five goals and eight assists for Dortmund this season.

Pulisic, who also moved to the Bundesliga as a teenager, added: "Sometimes you have to take a risk if you want great things to happen.

"I had to do the same thing moving to Germany. I'm really happy for him that things are working out and just want him to continue to push and continue to get better."

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