Liverpool were in the market for a new attacker over the summer, and whilst fans wanted Timo Werner, they look elsewhere.

The Reds instead went for Diogo Jota, and he quickly became an Anfield star following his big-money move from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A number of other players were seemingly considered by the Reds, and Jeremy Doku was one of them.

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Doku, 18, was a hot prospect at Anderlecht, but ended up joining Rennes in October as a replacement for Raphinha, who joined Leeds United.

The Belgian international has yet to score for Rennes, but does have two assists to his name as he looks to establish himself in France having been likened to Sadio Mane by HLN.

Doku maybe did need this intermediate move; a transfer where he could play regularly before making a big move, rather than heading straight from Anderlecht to Liverpool.

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Now, the teenage winger has opened up on not signing for Liverpool, having been asked by Het Nieuwsblad why he rejected the Reds.

Doku believes that it was ‘too soon’ to move to Anfield, claiming he has a lot to learn before making such a big move and that Rennes was the ideal destination rather than going to Liverpool.

“I did a lot of research first, wrote down all the positive points and only then did I make a decision,” said Doku. “I knew that I first wanted to make an intermediate step. Going to a top club now would be too soon. I still have a lot to learn and Rennes is the ideal place for that,” he added.

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