Long-term transfer target Ryan Sessegnon has confirmed that he was a boyhood Liverpool fan in an interview with SPORF. We’ve reported Liverpool’s interest in signing the 18-year-old numerous times, with Sessegnon viewed as one of England’s brightest prospects.
In a promotion video for FIFA 19, the Fulham starlet was asked who he supported growing up as a kid in Roehampton. “I supported Liverpool. That was my team.” explained Sessegnon, to the delight of many Liverpool fans. Knowing that such a brilliant, young player is a fan of your team is bound to get you excited.
Sessegnon also spoke about where he sees himself in three years: “Being a regular in the Premier League,” said Sessegnon, “Hopefully playing for England and participating in major tournaments.” Many were surprised when Gareth Southgate didn’t include Sessegnon in his World Cup squad, given that he was a crucial part of Fulham’s promotion campaign – scoring 16 goals and assisting eight.
This week saw Southgate announce his squad for the UEFA Nations League games against Croatia and Spain – with James Maddison, Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount included for the first time. Sancho becomes the first player born this millennium to get an England call-up, Sessegnon is still patiently waiting to be called up.
Featuring in six of Fulham’s nine games (in all comps.) thus far this season, Sessegnon has become pivotal to Slaviša Jokanović’s side. Two years ago, Jokanović said: “Of course I am pleased with him [Sessegnon]. He has showed the right personality, he is only 16-years old but he is 100 per cent going to be at the highest level soon.”
Liverpool are set to host Fulham on the 11th of November in the Premier League, should Sessegnon feature it would be the first time that the 18-year-old would have played at Anfield – a dream come true for him evidently.