Pundit can see Liverpool making ‘massive’ investment to transform front three

Date published: Monday 8th February 2021 8:14 - Neil Foster

Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane Liverpool

Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse feels the addition of Kylian Mbappe to the side would transform the Reds into world beaters.

Liverpool have long been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Mbappe. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world and someone that any team would want.

However, most clubs cannot afford what would be an astronomical transfer fee. It may be that the Merseysiders fall short in that respect as well.

They would certainly need to raise funds with the sale of a few big-name stars. Real Madrid is another club whose name has been regularly mentioned in connection with the France international.

It remains to be seen if he does move elsewhere or pen a new deal in the French capital. Cisse, a Champions League winner with Liverpool, feels his old club should move mountains to sign him.

“To be honest I spoke to a few journalists, we were talking about Kylian Mbappe, because he’s the best in the world at the moment,” he told The Daily Mail.

“I see him in Liverpool, big time. It’s a lot of money. A big, massive investment but I think that the boy is worth it and I see him there.”

Mbappe could replace Firmino

Liverpool have as good a front three as any club when they are all fit and firing. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have been the scourge of most teams in recent seasons.

However, Mbappe’s record with PSG bears favourable comparison with anyone in the sport. The 22-year-old has scored 107 goals from 149 appearances and has already claimed three league titles.

Add to that four domestic cup triumphs and it is clear he is well on his way to a stellar career. A move to Anfield would shake up the European football scene.

Roberto Firmino TEAMtalk

It would mean a tactical rethink by Klopp and a new challenge for Mbappe, but Cisse is adamant he can adapt.

“First of all he’s clever, he’s a team player so he can play in different positions and he will match with Salah and Sadio,” he added. “If Firmino stays, you know, it will be a crazy team. For me, that would be the best team in the world.

“He would be the one. I don’t know what Liverpool can do in terms of investment but it would be a big move for a key player. I want to dream, and I want to see him there.”

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