Liverpool have had some world class strikers at the club over the years. In recent years we’ve seen Fernando Torres burning away from defenders, Luis Suarez ghosting past the opposition and Roberto Firmino dazzling with his creativity. One man who never led the line for the Reds has opened up on the move which never happened – Dieumerci Mbokani has admitted he regrets not signing for Liverpool.
Who is Mbokani?
34-year-old Congolese forward Dieumerci Mbokani plays up top for Belgian side Royal Antwerp.
The striker has had a journeyed career in football, banging them in for Anderlecht, Standard Liege, Monaco, Norwich and Hull City to name just a handful of his clubs.
The forward has also netted 18 goals in 41 appearances for his country.
Mbokani on Liverpool
Ahead of his side’s fixture with Spurs in the Europa League, Mbokani opened up on previous links with Liverpool. The forward told Gazet van Antwerpen:
“I was at Anderlecht [2011 to 2013], Tottenham even showed interest. I was never able to talk to teams, but I know they followed me closely then.
“Before that at Standard, Liverpool wanted to get me. But then I chose Monaco, which in hindsight, was not so smart.
“I would have liked to have made a career in the Premier League. I ended up playing there for two years, but then I was owned by Dynamo Kiev and they didn’t want to sell me.”
What RTK has to say
Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn’t it?
It must be difficult to look at what the Reds have become and wonder what it would’ve been like to have been a part of it at some point, to have this club on your CV.
The unfortunate soul chose the luxurious sunny life of Monaco over the wind and rain of Liverpool, at least his comments now serve as a warning to other youngsters wondering if they should choose Liverpool or the high life elsewhere.