France superstar Kylian Mbappe is apparently “flattered” by reported interest from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
The 21-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward continues to be linked with a sensational move to Anfield, but Klopp poured cold water on the talk last season when he pointed to the potential transfer fee involved.
Last week he was asked again about Mbappe and told beIn Sports: “If we can get one of them in the future, we will see,” said Klopp, “but we will make the best of the situation we have.”
When asked specifically about names such as Mbappe and Jadon Sancho, the German replied: “Look, I cannot answer those kinds of questions without creating headlines the next day, I know that’s what I don’t want to do.”
And now a fresh report in France from Le10Sport has claimed that the France World Cup winner is “flattered” by the Reds’ interest.
There are no direct quotes from the player, who was a permanent €180million signing from Monaco in 2018, but he is purported to have acknowledged the talk from Anfield.
Speaking on the Match of the Day Podcast Ian Wright admitted he could see Liverpool signing Mbappe.
“You could see Mbappe, at the moment, at Liverpool. You can definitely see that,” said Wright.
“If we’re talking about it now, I could see Mbappe at Liverpool but where would he fit into? I think Liverpool are at that level where Mbappe could go to.”
Earlier this season, PSG sporting director Leonardo gave an insight into their anger at Real Madrid’s constant efforts to turn the player’s head.
Leonardo admitted it was frustrating to see Mbappe linked with Madrid, and appeared to be growing frustrated with Zinedine Zidane’s constant attempts to tempt Mbappe to Los Blancos.
“Honestly, it bothers a little, it bothers. This is not the time to talk about dreams and all that. Stop it,” he said.
“Mbappe is very important to us and this is not the time to destabilize it. He is the best young French player, world champion, one of the best in the world.
“This is not the time to touch it and destabilize it. It is time to stop. He has two and a half years of contract with us.”