Jadon Sancho is “ready” to play for Liverpool, according to a former Borussia Dortmund star.

The former Manchester City winger has been tentatively linked with a move to Anfield in recent months, despite Jurgen Klopp making his views clear several times.

Old foes Manchester United, as well as Chelsea, have also been credited with an interest in the Dortmund starlet, who has been in fine form in the Bundesliga this term.

In 25 league outings, Sancho has bagged 14 goals and registered 17 assists for his team mates, with his form making him one of the most prized assets across Europe.

Former Dortmund midfielder Steffen Freund believes the 20-year-old is “ready” to play for Liverpool or Man United, but believes the youngster may benefit from remaining with the German club.

“Jadon is ready to play for Liverpool or Man United, no question, because his stats are unbelievable. That shows that he can take the next step,” Freund told talkSPORT.

He added: “In the Borussia Dortmund side with [Erling] Haaland, [Julian] Brandt improving, with Emre Can signing, with changing to a back-three that suits Sancho.

“It would be good for him to play for Borussia Dortmund now and next year so that he will have more match time.

“He’s only 20, so why not play for Borussia Dortmund? We’re not talking about Freiburg or Paderborn, we’re talking about Borussia Dortmund, one of the top 20 clubs in Europe.

“Remember Jovic, who moved to Real Madrid from Eintracht Frankfurt, he’s not playing. If you have an offer from Real Madrid you think, ‘I have to go’.

“No, you don’t have to go because the salaries in the Bundesliga are on a good level, too, not as much as Real Madrid or the Premier League, though.

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“But you can earn good money and improve and not make too much of a big step at once.

“So for Jadon to move to Man United with that pressure, they are struggling to qualify for the Champions League, so maybe it’s better to stay another year in Dortmund.”