The Barcelona forward is wanted by both Premier League clubs, but he may be better suited to a move to Liverpool
With Manchester United and Liverpool both trying to sign Alexis Sanchez, according to reports, the Chilean’s choice of club to move to this summer, if he is to leave Barcelona, will not be an easy one.
Louis Van Gaal is an admirer of the pacey attacker and wants him to join Old Trafford, as he looks to strengthen the squad in his first transfer window as boss, whilst Brendan Rodgers sees the Barcelona man as somebody who can strengthen his squad as they look to consolidate their position as Premier League title contenders.
It raises the question of which club Sanchez should sign for if he is to leave the Nou Camp and test himself at pastures new.
Sanchez may be tempted to join Van Gaal’s exciting new project at United, as they look to show they can cope with the loss of Sir Alex Ferguson after a disastrous campaign last year.
However, it may be that he is better suited joining Liverpool. The Reds have emerged as one of the most exciting teams in the Premier League under Rodgers and narrowly missed out on claiming the title last season.
And, given his style of play, Sanchez is likely to fit right in at Liverpool. The 25-year-old is lightening quick and, given the tempo that Liverpool like to play at, is likely to thrive alongside the likes of Raheem Sterling, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
Adding him to squad that already contains the aforementioned trio and Philipe Coutinho is a tantalising prospect for Liverpool fans and it would create an attacking force that would be the envy of every other club in England.
He would also be an indication of just how far Rodgers has taken Liverpool. Even at the start of the 2012/13 campaign, The Reds could never have contemplated signing a first-team player off Barcelona, but given their qualification of the Champions League optimism has surrounded Anfield once again.
If he was to join Liverpool, he would immediately be heralded as a hero and would really announce their intentions for the future.
As such, he should be very high on the Rodgers’ list of targets this summer and, if Barcelona are happy to sell, Liverpool looks an ideal fit for the player too.