Linda Pizzuti has admitted to having no idea about Liverpool signings after revealing a comical story about Kylian Mbappe.
Pizzuti, who is the wife of Liverpool principal owner John Henry, was present at Anfield on Sunday to see Liverpool beat Manchester United.
Pizzuti, a film producer, who has also revealed footage of building work on Liverpool’s new £50m training centre, watched the Reds march 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League and afterwards she was asked on Twitter whether the club were signing Kylian Mbappe.
That question then led to a funny anecdote from Pizzuti, 41, about another fan’s comment to her at Anfield.
Pizzuti tweeted: “Random story: Someone in the stands said something to me, and I heard, ‘Ask John to sign my bat’ (John is asked to sign bats and baseballs).
“And I asked if he had the bat, so I could get John to sign it.
“The guy was confused why I wanted a bat, so he clarified ‘Mbappe'”.
Replying to Linda’s tweet, a fan then asked: “So, we’re getting Mbappe?”
She replied: “I have no idea. I am much more helpful at getting bats signed than signing players.”
Pizzuti and Henry are also principal owners of the Boston Red Sox, so asking for a bat to be signed is a norm for 70-year-old Henry, who has guided the Red Sox to four World Series victories.
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.”