Plenty of Liverpool fans were less than enthused by fresh reports from French media suggesting that Kylian Mbappe could end up moving to Anfield.
El Desmarque had previously claimed [via HITC] that the Reds had made an offer for the Paris Saint-Germain striker and Le10 Sport have now reported that the Merseysiders are positioning themselves to sign the 21-year-old as his contract with the Ligue 1 side ends next year, with a possibility that he won’t extend that deal. The latest update was shared on Twitter by @AnfieldEdition.
Liverpool now believe they have a real shot at signing Kylian Mbappe in the near future and are positioning themselves to sign the Frenchman now, with it looking increasingly likely that he won’t pen a new deal with PSG. [Le 10 Sport] pic.twitter.com/JLB0XzU0io
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) April 28, 2020
Over the weekend, Le10 Sport claimed [via The Mirror] that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had made a phone call to Mbappe’s father in an attempt to persuade the PSG striker to sign for the Reds. The 21-year-old has struck 30 goals in 33 games this season and 90 in 120 matches in total for the Parisian club.
However, French football expert Cyril Morin told Eurosport‘s ‘Game of Opinions’ podcast that he believes Mbappe wouldn’t be a good fit for Klopp’s gegenpressing style and questioned whether he was “mature enough” to accept a role as a team player rather than being the star attraction. Also, The Mirror claimed that Real Madrid are also in the hunt for the France striker and he could cost as much as £250m.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter were unconvinced by reports that the club could ultimately sign him from PSG:
— bill brooks (@irishjig69b) April 28, 2020
Don’t need & don’t want. He will come with too much baggage and a whopper of an ego, not a great fit to this squad! Perfect for Madrid
Klopp will get someone with talent and a team player….. trustinklopp
— rich bob boy (@birkoboy4141) April 28, 2020
This lockdown sending people mad if think Liverpool will cough up the money needed for him,
— Si Señor ?? (@fee_lfc) April 28, 2020
Only way he’s joining LFC if FSG sell the club
— nomad@XXX (@nomad56060053) April 28, 2020
This would be the start of a ruination process, if for talk sake we signed him what would his wages be?? £300/350,0000! p/w that creates a huge problem, next minute you have the likes VIrgil, Alisson, Fabinho, Salah, Firmino to name a few looking the same and quite rightly so !!
— PMSloan83 (@PaulSloaner83) April 28, 2020
Rubbish. Despite M’bappe’s undoubted talent, he has an enormous ego and an entourage that sounds like a nightmare to deal with, to say nothing of the astronomical wages he will be expecting. Not a Klopp or a Liverpool type of signing whatsoever. Still most likely to go to Real
— Richard (@Ergenton) April 27, 2020
?like Liverpool would spend £300m and pay him £350k a week wages ?????
— lami (@Lami_1988) April 28, 2020
Do you think there is any realistic possibility that Mbappe could be signed by Liverpool? Would you like to have him at Anfield or do you hold reservations about him? Join in the discussion by commenting below!