Mbappe drops major transfer tease by opening up on love for Liverpool

Date published: Tuesday 21st January 2020 9:15

Kylian Mbappe has dropped another hint on his future after admitting that the form Liverpool have shown this season has been “amazing” and that Jurgen Klopp’s side are a “machine”.

The 21-year-old has starred for PSG since in a €180million deal in 2017, but it seems his time in the French capital is coming to a close amid strong reports linking him with both Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Reports have claimed Liverpool have the funds to sign the France international, but Jurgen Klopp, who met the player’s family members in an bid to convince him to sign for Liverpool two years ago, says they have “absolutely no chance” of signing the player.

“Buying this calibre of player is difficult,” said Klopp. “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.”

However, that has not halted rumours linking the player with Liverpool and Mbappe has done little to silence the speculation by openly discussing his admiration for Klopp’s side and what they have achieved so far this season.

“What Liverpool do in this moment is amazing,” Mbappe told BBC Sport.

“They’re like a machine, they’ve found a rhythm and are like ‘we play again, we play again’.

“They’ve lost zero games. When you watch you think everything’s easy but that’s not easy. The guys are focused, they play games every three days and they win, they win, they win.

 

“Now the problem is that everybody watches Liverpool, and everybody watches what we can do against them, so now they have to show they are strong again but it’s a very good team with a very good manager.”

Real Madrid have also been strongly linked with the player in recent months, but the player insists any decision over his future will be made at the end of the season.

“We are in January – it’s the money time of the season. Imagine I answer your question and say something. Everybody will talk about it and it’s not good for PSG,” he added.

“Now I’m with PSG and I’m 100% with the club. I want to help the club grow this season, to win a lot of titles, so for me it’s not good to talk about [my future].

“I think about the club because the club helped me. I came here at 18. I was a talent but I was not a superstar. Now I’m a superstar, thanks to PSG and the French national team.

“I have to stay calm and stay focused on PSG. After that, at the end of the season, we will see. But now I’m focused on my game.”

Liverpool, meanwhile, have seen their hopes of winning the race to sign Timo Werner have been given a significant double lift, according to a report.

 

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