Leroy Sane says he turned down Jurgen Klopp twice

A general view outside the stadium prior to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Manchester City star Leroy Sane suggests that he could have joined Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the summer of 2016.

Manchester City's German midfielder Leroy Sane (R) shoots and scores past Crystal Palace's Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey during the English Premier League football match between...

Manchester City star Leroy Sane has revealed to The Sun that he has turned down the chance to work with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp twice.

Sane is one of the best young attacking players in the world and has been in superb for City so far this season.

The 22-year-old, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, has been on the books of the Citizens since the summer of 2016 when he joined from German club Schalke for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £37 million.

Manchester City's German midfielder Leroy Sane (L) celebrates with Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus after scoring their second goal during the English League Cup third...

The Germany international has revealed that he has turned down the chance to work with current Liverpool manager Klopp twice.

Sane has disclosed that he spoke to the former Borussia Dortmund manager before joining City in the summer of 2016, as well as when he was at Schalke.

Jurgen Klopp the head coach

“Before I joined City, I was talking with them,” Sane told The Scottish Sun. “Jurgen was calling me. He did a good job at Dortmund.

“I met him when he was there. He’s a good guy, a nice guy — honest. And he works well with Liverpool.”

“There was a time, when he was at Dortmund, when I was still in the academy that I could have gone there from Schalke,” added Sane. “But there was no thoughts at all to move to a rival.”

Sane has scored six goals and provided nine assists in 15 Premier League starts for City so far this season.

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