Liverpool asked about the availability of Rennes starlet Jeremy Doku this summer.
19-year-old Jeremy Doku, a youth product from the Anderlecht Academy, spent three seasons in Belgium before moving to Rennes in October 2020. He made a decent Ligue 1 season debut with Rennes, scoring two goals and three assists in 30 games.
The youthful winger was appointed to the Belgian national team by manager Roberto Martinez for Euro 2020. After an injury to Eden Hazard, Doku got off to a rare start in the quarter-finals against Italy. He managed to repay Martinez’s trust and was Belgium’s standout player in an otherwise 2-1 loss to Italy at the Allianz Arena last week.
Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp is an admirer of documentaries from his time at the former club Anderlecht. He asked again for a documentary, but Rennes doesn’t want to sell the Belgian international this summer.
The Reds struggled last season but ended up strong, finishing third on the table, qualifying for the Champions League. While they couldn’t win a single trophy and ended up 17 points behind champions Manchester City, Jürgen Klopp would have been delighted by the resilience and mentality of his team.
Liverpool need to strengthen their strikers’ line
Liverpool acted quickly this summer to sign Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig after being hit by a defensive crisis in the 2020/21 season. The long-term injuries of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip changed the dynamics of the team led by Klopp and often made the Reds in the back vulnerable.
The signing of Ibrahima Konate has given the Merseysiders a good start to the summer transfer window.
While signing a midfielder to replace the late Georginio Wijnaldum is seen as the Reds’ next priority, Klopp cannot overlook the prospect of bolstering his line of forward after the overwhelming form of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino last season.
Mohamed Salah, like his fellow strikers Mane and Firmino, had an up and down campaign; nevertheless he managed to achieve 22 league goals. The Egyptian; however, needs sufficient coverage so as not to be exhausted in the next season.
With Liverpool trailing an incredible 17 points behind Manchester City, there is an urgent need for Klopp and Co. to give the squad more firepower.
Jeremy Doc could be an exciting addition to the Reds’ attack
Jeremy Doku is an exciting talent who demonstrated his brilliance in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals for Belgium against Italy. A solid international breakthrough as well as his performances for Rennes in Ligue 1 have impressed Liverpool.
Because the documentary, which will only be 20 years old in May, has all the tools to continue its upward trend in Rennes. But at Liverpool, the Belgian international could take his game to the next level under the watchful direction of Klopp, who has played a huge role in developing many young talents.
Although the former Anderlecht starlet could initially be the support of Liverpool’s attacking quartet Mane, Salah, Jota and Firmino, he could be a long-term replacement for one of the strikers at Anfield. Documentary would fit perfectly with Klopp’s team and add the X-factor to the attack with its rapid pace and trickery.
So the Reds must do everything in their power to sign documentary from Rennes this summer.
I’m Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. As a qualified journalist and sports enthusiast, football is something I simply cannot live without and I write, discuss and analyze the game 24/7.