Liverpool: 3 alternatives to signing Jadon Sancho this summer

Timo Werner, RB Leipzig (Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)
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Milot Rashica, Werder Bremen
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3. Milot Rashica

The 23-year old Kosovo International joined Werder Bremen in January of 2018 from Dutch side Vitesse and has fit nicely into their attack. In 30 appearances last term, he bagged 12 goals. This season before COVID-19 came along, he already scored ten times in just 19 matches. Rashica usually plays out wide in a front three of a 4-3-3 formation, similar to how Klopp deploys his squad. But the youngster can also play as an attacking midfielder, a versatility that could come in handy if he were to make a move to Anfield.

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With the Reds lethal front three of Salah-Mane-Firmino, it would be difficult for Rashica to get minutes with the English giants. But with the ability to play as a number ten, there could be some opportunities. At just 5 foot 8, he’s not the biggest of players but his small stature and exceptional pace allow him to beat oppositions on a consistent basis. Rashica is gifted with wonderful feet and the ability to finish from all across the final third. He’s also an impressive playmaker, having tallied eleven assists in the last two seasons.

The fact that Rashica was able to put forward solid performances this term for Bremen while they immensely struggled speaks to his character and talent as a player. Klopp loves Bundesliga talents as well, having coached in his homeland for many years before coming to England. Rashica would cost just 33 million euros right now, but with Bremen probably getting relegated, he could be even cheaper for Liverpool.

He has all the necessary attributes to excel in the Premier League and under Klopp, he could develop and grow even more in the coming years. He’s not Jadon Sancho, but Milot Rashica is a special talent who could definitely strengthen the Reds attack.