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Report: Liverpool monitoring wonderkid wanted as long-term Mane replacement

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Report: Liverpool monitoring wonderkid wanted as long-term Mane replacement

Jeremy Doku remains on the Reds’ radar despite his summer transfer.

Liverpool are monitoring the situation with talented Belgian winger Jeremy Doku, according to reports by Het Laatste Nieuws.

The 18-year-old is currently playing for Rennes in Ligue 1 having signed from Anderlecht during the recent summer transfer window.

Doku cost £23 million and has failed to register a goal contribution during his first nine games in France.

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The report claims that Klopp is still a big admirer of the winger, however, and will continue to track the youngster.

When Doku was 15 he was invited to the Liverpool training ground and met up with Steven Gerrard and Jurgen Klopp.

The former Liverpool midfielder was the under-23s manager then and was invited to look around ahead of a potential move.

On that occasion, Doku opted to stick with Anderlecht and continue his development in his native country.

The rapid teenager has already made his Belgium debut, featuring five times in Roberto Martinez’s team.


A bright future looks likely to beckon for the youngster and Liverpool are still intrigued by the future star.

Doku made 37 appearances for Anderlecht and is still relatively raw when it comes to playing first-team football.

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It was previously claimed by Goal that Doku had been identified by Liverpool as the heir to Sadio Mane’s throne.

Liverpool will still have significant financial clout when it comes to signing players from a club like Rennes.

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They might have been wise to get him in during the summer transfer window to let him learn from the Senegalese forward, however.

The French outfit are likely to demand a substantial profit on the £23 million they paid for the wonderkid and Liverpool may have missed a trick.

His development will certainly be monitored with intrigue.

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