Report: Liverpool monitors striker compared to Sadio Mane – originally published on Sportslens.com
Liverpool is tasked with monitoring the progress of Rennes striker Jeremy Doku.
] The 18-year-old has made some noticeable performances in Ligue 1 and Europe last year and is considered a world-class prospect.
According to HLN he has been on Liverpool's radar for a while and the youngster attended the club when he was 15. He met with Sadio Mane, Jürgen Klopp and Steven Gerrard at the time and the striker was given a tour of the facilities.
It will be interesting to see if the Reds pick him up at the end of this season. Documentary can play on both flanks and could be a versatile addition to Jürgen Klopp's first three.
The youngster has been compared to Sadio Mane for his style of play and could be the long-term replacement for the Senegalese superstar in Liverpool
Jürgen Klopp has been developing young players like Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Curtis Jones in recent years helped, and he could do the same with Jeremy Docu. The Rennes striker needs a manager who trusts his skills and is willing to give him regular opportunities.
Liverpool have to start planning their life without the usual three fronts and signing Diogo Jota this summer is a step in that direction. Documentation could be another long-term addition for those who can fill the broad roles. The Reds must also try to reach number nine in the months ahead.
The 18-year-old will give the page speed, flair and a standard situation. The youngster has to work on his finish, but he certainly has the talent to keep improving.
It remains to be seen whether Rennes is ready to consider selling this summer. The 18-year-old striker won't be a cheap signing for the Reds but could prove to be a smart long-term investment for Liverpool.