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EXCLUSIVE: Ghanaian Jérémy Doku was very close to joining Liverpool in 2017

Published on: 17 February 2020

Ghanaian Jérémy Doku would have been playing for English giants Liverpool had he agreed to a new deal in 2017, Ghanasoccernet can exclusively reveal. 

Then 15 years, Doku was scouted by top European clubs such as Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Ajax and PSV with all five interested in acquiring his services at that tender age.

However, according to his father, Liverpool showed greater interest and came closest to signing the striker.

"Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Ajax and PSV were all interested in attracting him at the age of fifteen. However, Anderlecht had to wait until the age of 16 before he could sign a contract, " his father David told  La Dernière Heure.

" Yet they went to visit Arsenal, PSV, Ajax and Liverpool."Liverpool left the best impression on me. They already knew where he was going to live and which school he would go to, that was in January 2017."

"Steven Gerrard, when U18 coach came to talk to us and show him videos of him Jürgen Klopp invited me to his office to explain his project with Jérémy, who saw him as the successor to Sadio Mané, which was impressive, but Jérémy had only one thought: to stay with Anderlecht and to love Anderlecht leave a day only through the big gate: with a Golden Shoe and a title. "

Doku made his first-team debut for Anderlecht in 2018 and ha played 26 matches since.

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