Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon has said that he was a Liverpool supporter as a child.
The teenager has revealed that he used to wear shirts with ‘GERRARD 8’ on the back as he told Match of the Day magazine who his boyhood club were after being asked in an interview.
“Gerrard!” he responded when asked whose name he had on his shirt.
“I have met him.” he added.
When asked if he was starstruck by meeting his hero, Sessegnon admitted that he was – but was still able to ask the former England skipper for some tips on his game.
“I was, I met him at St George’s park and he was giving me tips for my career.” he replied.
Sessegnon went on to talk about playing as a striker before turning professional at Craven Cottage aged just seventeen.
“I played all over the place at that age.” he continued.
“I think I was a striker actually. But yeah, as I’ve progressed I’ve changed everywhere.” he added.
When asked if he could revert to playing upfront, as he currently operates down the left-hand side of the pitch for Fulham, he was open to the prospect.
“Maybe one day, yeah!” he said.
Liverpool supporters will be hopeful that he can be persuaded to reject other interest and join the club – should an offer ever be made.