Kylian Mbappe tipped to pick Liverpool over Man City, Barcelona

Date published: Tuesday 4th February 2020 11:00

Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Kylian Mbappe would prefer to join Liverpool ahead of Manchester City and Barcelona.

The World Cup winner has been tipped to join the Reds by Wright, who believes Jurgen Klopp could now build a squad similar to Real Madrid’s Galacticos at Anfield.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Wright claimed: “You look at Mbappe looking across the way. You can probably see him coming across here.

“I’d probably want to go to Liverpool [ahead of City] right now. Any player in the world with Liverpool, especially this season…

“This has taken like four years where [Klopp] is now so you have to say that Liverpool are at the start of it now.

“So if you’re a world class player you probably want to get there now because it seems to me, like we saw with Pep where he’s had two years of unbelievable football, but I feel that Liverpool are really getting ready to build something special.

“I know people say well Barcelona… I think you deal with [who he replaces in the Liverpool team] once he comes across.

“Liverpool fans are not going to turn their back on Mbappe are they? He’s the next big thing.

“Liverpool fans I don’t think are going to turn their back on him. It’s almost like the Real Madrid Galacticos squad when they were building.

“You think ‘Oh my gosh where’s he going to go?’ – they got them and they just got them in there. Mbappe fits anywhere man.”

Mbappe was involved in a public disagreement with PSG boss Tomas Tuchel during their 5-0 win over Montpellier on Saturday, sparking yet more rumours that the could be on his way out of the club this summer.


The 21-year-old would not come cheap, however, with a mammoth fee of €300m (£254m) being mooted.

Meanwhile, Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho stopped short of congratulating Liverpool on winning the Premier League title, but has shed light on the moment he knew the crown was destined for Anfield.

The Reds hold a mammoth 22-point lead at the top of the Premier League table and, having not lost in the Premier League since January 3, 2019, only need six more wins to make certain of ending their long 30-year wait to be English champions. Read more…




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