Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reveals the Reds were interested in Jadon Sancho before his move to Borussia Dortmund, however, had no chance of signing him.
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.”
Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United were also keen on England forward before, having declined a professional contract at the Etihad Stadium, he joined Dortmund for an initial fee of £8m in August 2017.