Dieumerci Mbokani has revealed he regrets turning down a move to Liverpool eight years ago.
Mbokani now plays for Belgium side Royal Antwerp, after joining on a free transfer from Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev this summer. However when he was at fellow Belgian club Standard Liège in 2010, he had the opportunity to sign Liverpool
Speaking to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, Mbokani said: “When I played at Standard [Liège], I had the choice between Monaco and Liverpool, but that turned out badly.
“If I had gone to Liverpool I might have had a career as [Samuel] Eto’o or [Didier] Drogba. Because I felt that with my qualities I must not be inferior to those two.”
Although Liverpool were reportedly very eager to bring Mbokani to Anfield, he opted to sign for Monaco in 2010. He scored just one goal in ten appearances at the Stade Louis II, returning to Belgium the next year joining Anderlecht.