REVEALED: The Little Details That Made Liverpool Lose Out On Israeli League Rave Of The Moment Njoku


Maccabi Petah Tikva rave of the moment Jacob Njoku could have been turning out for Liverpool were it not for their hesitation in handing him a deal after a two weeks trial earlier in the year.


The FC Porto trainee scored a hattrick for Maccabi Petah Tikva in a 5-3 win over Beitar Tel Aviv few days ago, was also one of the most talk about teen during his only season in the UAE with Al-Oruoba last season.

Njoku was at Merseyside alongside three other Nigerians but while the club were impressed in his performance during trials. They were however cautious in offering him a professional contract.

Although they were interested in the 18 year old Liverpool wanted him to spend a season with Belgian side Sint Truiden popularly refereed to as STVV before they will formally offer him a professional deal.

” Liverpool proposed he go on loan to STVV in Belgium from where they will monitor his progress before deciding on a professional contract. Yes, we have faith in him but it was too risky a move. We rejected it politely and that is how he ended up in Israel” Alhaji Izul Arab told