Speaking in an interview with Ouest-France, 18-year-old Belgian winger and Rennes attacker Jérémy Doku reflected on Premier League side Liverpool’s attempts to sign him when he was 15 years old.
“I was able to speak with Jürgen Klopp, (Sadio) Mané, (Gini) Wijnaldum. Gerrard too. I spoke a lot with Mané, but we didn’t really speak about football. We spoke about everything. He told me: “you need to be nice with your mother,” it was a really human exchange above all. Do I regret it? I say all the time no. Because if Liverpool came for me at 15, if they liked me, they will come later on, that is for sure. It is up to me to be good.”