Liverpool leading race to sign 20-year-old Ligue 1 attacker


Liverpool should back out from their pursuit of Stade Rennais attacker Jeremy Doku due to his vast injury history. The German manager would be looking for some signings in winter and Belgium international has emerged as one of his favourites.

The Merseyside giants haven’t really replaced Mane’s goals as Salah hasn’t been near his destructive best. Luis Diaz has been on the sidelines with a prolonged injury issue and Liverpool might have to add an attacking spark to revive their fortunes.

Despite the arrival of Darwin Nunez, the Uruguayan centre-forward has visibly struggled to cope with the PL and hasn’t really justified his price tag. The Merseyside giants have a long-standing interest in Doku and this might be the best time to engage in a move.

Jeremy hasn’t been used profusely this campaign and his valuation could further nosedive if he stays a peripheral figure. Liverpool could use this situation to sweeten a move but Robin Brainer insisted the club should not go ahead with the transfer as his persistent injury issues could pose a real problem for them.

The Merseyside giants have been linked with the 20-year-old forward as far back as September 2020. A month later, the Belgian attacker moved from Anderlecht to Stade Rennais for nearly £22m.

The Belgian attacker was involved in 12 goals across all tournaments during his debut campaign but his career ground to a halt somewhat in 2021/22. This came as several injuries restricted him to just four starts in Ligue 1 and 14 games overall in the league.