Jurgen Klopp admitted Jadon Sancho would look good in a Liverpool shirt.
His comments came just a month before German publication Kicker reported that the Dortmund forward wants a move to Anfield.
Sancho has been strongly linked with a transfer to Manchester United, with the Red Devils preparing to pay as much as £100million for the 20-year-old.
But the former Manchester City graduate allegedly favours a move to Liverpool because Klopp's team are ready-made champions.
Manchester United are a team in transition, and still a long way off challenging either rivals Liverpool or Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Sancho knows that realistically he could taste top-flight glory in his first season back at England by moving to Liverpool.
Klopp was asked about his side's chances of signing Sancho last month.
He told German newspaper Bild: "The red shirt [of Liverpool] would suit very well. I don't think such a transfer will be possible this season.
"He [Sancho] is a very interesting player. If he's coming to Liverpool I would be the most surprised of all of us."
The biggest stumbling block for Liverpool is Sancho's price tag.
Dortmund, who paid £8m for the forward, want a fee close to £100m for their prized asset and Liverpool simply cannot afford this.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit Liverpool very hard, and they were recently forced to pull out of the race to sign £50m-rated Timo Werner, who joined Chelsea instead.
The Reds are also set to haggle with Bayern Munich on a price for Thiago Alcantara.
Liverpool are keen on the midfielder and want to pay around £20m for him. Bayern Munich, however, are holding out for closer to £30m.
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