Ex-Norwich man: I could have been Eto’o or Drogba if I joined Liverpool

Date published: Sunday 18th November 2018 2:29 - Oli Fisher

Dieumerci Mbokani: Back in the Premier League

Former Norwich City striker Dieudonne Mbokani thinks he could have reached the levels of Didier Drogba or Samuel Eto’o if he had joined Liverpool and not Monaco.

The Congo forward had two opportunities to leave his mark on English football during loan spells at Norwich and Hull City, but he only scored seven goals in 44 appearances in the Premier League.

When Mbokani – who now plays for Royal Antwerp – was at Standard Liege in his first spell in Belgium he rejected Liverpool to join Ligue 1 side Monaco.

He only managed ten appearances for the French club and he thinks things could have turned out differently if he had moved to Merseyside instead.

“When I played at Standard, I had the choice between Monaco and Liverpool,” Mbokani told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.

“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.”

 

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