Although Adam Lallana is expected to arrive in a deal reported to be worth £25 million, Liverpool are still believed to hold a firm interest in Sanchez. Brendan Rodgers is keen to bolster his squad ahead of the club’s Champions League campaign and is believed to have identified the 25 year old as one of his priority targets.
Having secured a second place finish, Liverpool can offer Sanchez the European football which the Chilean is expected to demand from his next club. In Rodgers’ free-flowing attacking side, the 25 year old would undoubtedly flourish and thrive from the link-up with Luis Suarez.
But herein lies the problem. Suarez’s latest ban and the uncertainty over his future will likely play a large role in swaying Sanchez’s and other targets’ decisions. As much as the Reds fans don’t want to admit it, much of the the Merseysiders’ recent success and transfer appeal is directly attributable to the controversial Uruguayan. Anfield won’t nearly be as attractive a destination for Europe’s best players if Suarez leaves.
If the Uruguayan’s rumoured move to Barcelona or Real Madrid comes to fruition as many expect, it would be difficult to convince a player of Sanchez’s calibre that Liverpool represents his best option.