The 12-goals Ligue 1 forward flattered by Liverpool links

Lyon star Maxwel Cornet has claimed that he’s ‘flattered’ to be linked with a ‘big club’ like Liverpool this summer.

Cornet had an impressive season for Lyon, scoring 12 goals in 36 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit, and the 22-year-old forward has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months.

Watford and Fulham both flirted with the idea of signing Cornet and reports suggest Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has registered an interest in the Ivory Coast international.

Though Cornet admits that it’s pleasing to be linked with the likes of Liverpool, he stresses that he’s never asked to leave Lyon.

‘I did not say I want to leave,’ Cornet told beIN SPORTS. ‘We met [Jean-Michel Aulas] in January, and I said I want to extend [my contract], but talks were not successful.

‘Liverpool are a big club – any links are flattering. My contract is until 2021, but you never know in football.’