Liverpool have had some tricky wingers in the past, some real world beaters. At the moment we have Mo Salah and Sadio Mane writing themselves into folklore, previously we’ve seen Luis Garcia making history, even Maxi Rodriguez earned himself a song. Jeroen Lumu isn’t among the Liverpool greats, he turned the club down as a teenager and has recently expressed his regret.
Who is Jeroen Lumu?
25-year-old Jeroen Lumu plays as a winger for Portuguese second tier side FC Arouca.
The Iberian outfit are based in the Metropolitan Area of Porto, they are currently fifth in the table after nine games – five points off top spot.
Prior to joining Arouca, Lumu had spells at Willem II, Ludogorets, Heerenveen and Delhi Dynamos.
He has also been capped 16 times at youth level for the Dutch national team.
Jeroen Lumu on Liverpool
In his teenage years, the wide man was something of a prodigy.
However, he wasn’t exactly a boy scout – frequently causing problems off the pitch for Willem II.
His bad behaviour eventually saw him kicked out of Willem II at the age of 18, prompting interest from the Reds.
Speaking of his chance to join the Premier League, the Dutchman told VI:
“I was able to sign a six-year contract with Liverpool. I even had a director of the club on the phone.
“If I had been normal in my life, I would have just become the best of the best. But I can’t act normal, that’s my biggest problem.”
What RTK has to say
Anybody who turned down the Reds in the past would be kicking themselves now.
Jeroen Lumu will have to work his socks off if he wants to get another shot at an Anfield move but it would be some journey from the Portuguese second tier to the best team in England.
Hopefully his regret will serve as a lesson to other youngsters who find themselves considering a move to Anfield.