Liverpool have been labelled as frontrunners to sign Jadon Sancho from the German club Borussia Dortmund by former Premier League centre-forward, turned pundit, Jan Aage Fjortoft.

The 19-year-old ace’s future has been the subject of much talk after relationships at his current club have become stretched.

The Englishman was dropped from the starting eleven for a recent Champions League fixture with La Liga giants Barcelona and there have been multiple reports of his lateness raising disciplinary problems.

Dortmund boss Lucien Favre said after the defeat to Blaugrana, in which Sancho scored: ‘I explained to him [why he wasn’t starting] before the game.

‘I told him it was a really difficult game here in Barcelona, and we needed players that were really focused and that went on to the pitch really focused.’

The Bundesliga outfit will now reportedly listen to proposals for the winger in January, and Fjortoft believes it is the Reds that is his most likely destination.

‘From a very good source in Germany: Klopp and Liverpool favorite to get Dortmund-player Sancho,’ tweeted Jan, who works for a Norwegian television channel Viasport, among others. ‘Sancho wants to leave the club already in January.’

Jadon was positive about his future at die Borussen earlier in the season, telling Viasport in September:

‘I can’t tell the future. ‘I just take it game by game. I just want to give 100 per cent for Borussia Dortmund.

‘I really want to do well with Dortmund. Obviously, I want to win titles and give everything.’

However, things have soured since then and an exit in the winter or the summer seems likely, although the youngster will set any club back around £100 million.