Liverpool star, Trent Alexander-Arnold has been quite active during the coronavirus lockdown and appears to have turned to player recruitment as the next item on his quarantine bucket list. It’s a good thing too as Reds supporters stuck at home are adjusting well to being a destination for marquee talent again and are always hungry for a juicy transfer rumor.
Gone are the days of Clint Dempsey and Loic Remy links. Now players of the highly-coveted variety including the likes of Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and (ad nauseum) RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner perk up while hearts plummet in club boardrooms the world over when the reigning European champions crop up in the rumor mill.
Borussia Dortmund starlet, Jadon Sancho has for better or worse been one of those names. Initially mooted as a primary Liverpool target, interest in him as cooled around Anfield as the £100m+ price tag has convinced FSG that there was better value to be found elsewhere.
The Reds subsequently ceded the ground to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, the latter rumored to smash their transfer record to secure the England international.
But as Sadio Mané did for his fellow African Naby Keïta and Roberto Firmino in recruiting his compatriot Alisson Becker, another Red has stepped up to the plate to exert his own influence.
International teammate and fellow Great English Hope, Alexander-Arnold took his opportunity to ‘shoot his shot’ as the kids say and make a pitch to the sought-after Sancho:
“If he came to us, he’d make our team better,” the Liverpool-born players told Michael Dapaah on Instagram Live.
“So I’d be more than happy for him to come. I played with him for England and he’s a special, special, special, special talent.”
Hey man, if the Michael Jordan of 21-year-old right backs tells you to play with him, you at least think it over.