A number of Liverpool supporters have been reacting on social media on Tuesday to the news that Liverpool missed out on a move for teenage superstar Kylian Mbappe in 2017.
French newspaper L’Equipe claims that the Reds were extremely interested in signing the World Cup winner, but were unable to finance a deal.
Mbappe eventually joined Paris Saint-Germain for £166million, and Liverpool supporters have reacted to the update with a mixture of disappointment and good humour.
Live 4 Liverpool has rounded up some of the best tweets below.
Would have been a strong back up for our front 3
— Tom Rowe (@TomRowe1) September 18, 2018
— Awais Saeed (@Awaisay) September 18, 2018
— Paul Winn (@Paul_Winn) September 18, 2018
He’ll see the light one day…
— Lee Donaghy (@LeeDonaghy) September 18, 2018
Mbappe under Klopp would of been twice the player he is right now
— Leyakat (@boossssssssss) September 18, 2018
Imagine we had Mbappe. ????????????
— Kay (@Kwesi_Agyei_) September 18, 2018
He'd have been a great option from the bench
— Paul Böno Hewson (@bono1712) September 18, 2018
— ????khainz Pacer ????? (@DjKhainz) September 18, 2018
The reaction from Liverpool fans to this news is a real mixed bag. Some think it can’t be true, others believe it and are sad at missing out on him, then there are those reacting with pure mirth. What’s not in dispute is what a magical signing Mbappe would have been for Liverpool. To slot the Frenchman in among the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino would be borderline criminal, such would be the anguish amongst opposition defenders. Still, it didn’t happen and the World Cup winner is now plying his trade for PSG. Instead of playing alongside him, the Liverpool players will have to figure out how to stop him when the Reds host the French titleholders in the Champions League on Tuesday night. That will be a monumental task for Jurgen Klopp’s side, but the Liverpool supporters will be backing their boys all the way at Anfield.