Steve Nicol wants Liverpool to sign Fulham's £40m Ryan Sessegnon

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) shakes hands with Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino after the English Premier League football match between...

Liverpool may pull off a masterstroke if they sign the Fulham full-back.

Lys Mousset of Bournemouth and Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Fulham FC at Vitality Stadium on April 20, 2019 in Bournemouth, United...

Tottenham Hotspur are clear favourites to snap up Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon this summer. But Liverpool legend Steve Nicol hasn’t given up hope that the England U21 international will end up at Anfield, speaking to ESPN.

Sessegnon has long been viewed as one of the brightest prospects in British football and, after Fulham were relegated from the Premier League last season, it seems only a matter of time before he takes a step up from life at Craven Cottage.

 

Football London claims that Sessegnon would choose Tottenham over Liverpool as he wants to work with Mauricio Pochettino, a coach who turned Harry Kane, Kyle Walker, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli into world renowned footballing talents in North London.

But Sessegnon, who Sky claims is valued at £40 million, shouldn’t overlook the strides Trent Alexander-Arnold and even Mo Salah and Sadio Mane have made while honing their trade under Jurgen Klopp on Merseyside.

Ryan Sessegnon of England gestures during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Championship Group C match between England and France at Dino Manuzzi Stadium on June 18, 2019 in Cesena, Italy.

And Nicol believes that Sessegnon would be a perfect fit at Liverpool, especially with Andy Robertson lacking any real competition at left-back.

“Ryan Sessegnon; He is not starting but he is there to push the others already in the first team (at Liverpool),” Nicol said.

“He would be there to make the starting eleven better. In two or three years time he would be pushing Robertson or whoever it is down the left hand side.”

Sessegnon’s pro-Spurs stance makes Liverpool’s task very hard, however, and it remains to be seen whether the 19-year-old could be tempted to join a club where he would probably spend much of his time on the bench.

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham shoots as Sol Bamba of Cardiff City blocks during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Fulham FC at Cardiff City Stadium on October 20, 2018 in...

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