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Liverpool told "No" for the second time by highly rated Belgian winger

The consecutive defeats at Anfield wasn't the only unfathomable moment in Liverpool's 2020/21 campaign, the surprising drop from first to eighth, avoidable defeats to minnows like Fulham and Burnley and their narrow entry into the top four has poked Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool's transfer team, to make maximum use of the summer transfer window. Liverpool are desperate to fortify their squad to reestablished their dominance in Europe next season, following their abysmal tittle defence campaign. They currently have a long list of marquee players on their wishlist and are not to far from completing their first deal.

Latest reports coming from the Reds camp claims Liverpool have knocked the the door of highly rated Belgian prodigy, Jeremy Doku, as they weigh a second attempt to sign the Rennes winger this summer. The 19 year old has been a long time target for Liverpool since his formative days at his boyhood club, Anderlect. Jurgen Klopp reportedly held talks with Doku's parents few years ago, and made a behest to make him the longtime successor of Sadio Mane. However the pacy winger didn't fall for Klopp's persuasions and went ahead to sign for Stade de Rennes where he was promised ample game time.

Responding to Liverpool's latest interest, Doku says he's not interested in leaving France this summer and the Club is not willing to sell the Ghanaian born Belgian. The winger is contracted to Stade de Rennes till 2025 and when Rennes president, Nicolas Holveck was asked how much it will take for him to grant Doku's exit, he said and they will consider any offer worth €100m should they get compelled to sell him. Nonetheless his age and his breathtaking talent undoubtedly justifies the price tag.

In light of Saido Mane's dip in form last season, Liverpool are keen to bring in a new left winger who could be a backup and possibly offer a stern competition for the Senegalese. The blow from Doku's pursuit means the Reds have to look elsewhere.

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