Romelu Lukaku had a role in convincing Jérémy Doku to snub Liverpool’s interest in the past and sign a contract at Anderlecht.

During the last window, the 18-year-old was sold to Rennes, amid reports of the Reds wanting to sign him.

According to Het Laatste Nieuws, the Merseyside club ‘rolled their eyes’ several times, but there was ‘no acute interest’ in bringing the winger to Anfield in the summer.

However, it’s stated ‘his profile appeals to Liverpool’ still.

Right now, the teenager is ‘too far in his development’ to be included in Liverpool’s U23 side, but also ‘not far enough’ to represent their first team.

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HLN adds Jürgen Klopp’s side were looking at player to be backup for their ‘magnificent’ front three of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané.

Jonathan David, who left Gent for Lille, was extensively scouted by the English champions, but their final shortlist included Watford’s Ismaïla Sarr and Diogo Jota. Liverpool ended up taking the latter from Wolverhampton Wanderers and he’s been an instant hit for them.

As per the report, Doku’s profile still ‘appeals’ Liverpool and his name is on the ‘long list of talents’ their recruitment team will continue to follow. HLN adds their scouting department and data analysts ‘keep a close eye on everything’.