Klopp dismisses Mbappe talk

Liverpool will not sign Kylian Mbappe. Jurgen Klopp is very clear on that.

“Buying this calibre of player is difficult. I don’t see any club at the moment who can buy Kylian Mbappe from PSG.

“I don’t see any club; that is how it is. And we are involved in the clubs that cannot do it. It is as easy as that.”

“OK, from a sporting point of view, there are not a lot of reasons to not sign him. What a player he is.

“But it is about the money, of course. No chance. Absolutely no chance. Sorry for killing that story!”

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain scores their second goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield on September 18, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

The Reds have recently been linked with arguably the hottest prospect of world football right now, and some reports went as far as claiming they were lining up a whopping £215 million bid for the services of the 20-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward. Truth be told, with Mbappe himself recently expressing admiration for Liverpool and the fact that this club now hold the Champions League, a much-desired trophy which still eludes his current employers, it was only a matter of time before these stories appeared. And the sum itself is plausible to an extent; it would certainly take at least that much money to get the Ligue 1 champions to even consider a sale.

And while Klopp makes an obvious point that Mbappe is a fantastic player, one that would certainly make this team even more formidable, the question of the deal making sense altogether is valid. Not only would his transfer fee be huge, but his wages would also probably eclipse that of the club’s current biggest earners and disrupt the balance in the squad in that aspect.

Veselin Trajkovic

A sports enthusiast, Liverpool FC fan, writing for several blogs, likes to focus on football for what it is, rather than stats or bias. Writing for FOAR since its inception.

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