Liverpool star Jordan Henderson says the sky is the limit for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho if he keeps his head down and continues to work hard. The England international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Bundesliga ahead of the summer transfer window.
Manchester United are desperate to land the winger, 20, while Chelsea and Liverpool have also been credited with interest in Sancho.
Rumours of Sancho heading to Anfield intensified earlier this year after Trent Alexander-Arnold urged his countryman to head to Merseyside.
Sancho has dominated in Germany this season, netting 17 goals and chipping in with 16 assists.
And Henderson, who has played alongside Sancho for England, says the forward must remain focused and ignore transfer rumours.
Speaking about Sancho with Rio Ferdinand on The Locker Room, the Liverpool skipper said: “A lot of people are speaking about him.
“He is a top player, a special player, that in training he has got something different and he’s sharp and able to get past players with ease.
“Also he’s got a good head on his shoulders, he loves football, wants to improve, listen and learn so if he just continues on that path the sky’s the limit for him really.
“He just needs to keep working hard and listening to the people around him and keep doing what he’s doing.
“He’s been brilliant for Dortmund and England, so he just needs to carry on.”
Sancho has dominated on the pitch but his actions off it have also made headlines in recent months.
The forward was fined by the German FA for breaking lockdown restrictions and flying back to the UK for a haircut.
Sancho branded the decision a ‘joke’.
A lot has been made of United’s interest in Sancho, with ex-Premier League ace Danny Mills claiming the Dortmund talisman should be wary of heading to Old Trafford.
“If I was Jadon Sancho Id be wanting to ask the questions: Who else are you bringing in?” Mills said.
“What other signings have you got lined up? What is the squad going to look like next season? Are you realistically going to be challenging for things?
“Who is going to be the manage? Is it still going to be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer next season?
“Hes in a position of strength at the moment. He wants to go and win things, thats the most important thing.
“Hes going from a fantastic club, hes gone through his development phase, hes now going to start hitting the peak development phase and he wants that to be the best years.
“Theres no point going to Manchester United next season if theyre going to finish sixth or seventh.”