Liverpool will not be signing Kylian Mbappe any time soon, according to Jurgen Klopp.
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Kylian Mbappe is a cracking player, but conceded that he won’t be bringing the Paris Saint-Germain striker to Anfield.
The Reds have been tentatively linked with a move for the French hitman as of late, stemming from sponsorship connections more than anything else.
Liverpool have an impending deal with Nike, the same brand that sponsors the 20-year-old attacker.
The fact that Klopp didn’t spend significant money during the summer transfer window has also prompted minor suggestion that they were preparing to break the bank for Mbappe.
And although the Liverpool manager is a fan, Klopp is adamant that no club on the planet can afford Mbappe right now – including the European champions.
He said: “OK, from a sporting point of view, there are not a lot of reasons to not sign Mbappe, what a player he is.
“I don’t think there is a club in the world that can buy Kylian Mbappe from PSG. And we are involved in that too. We cannot do it, it is as easy as that.”
Liverpool are a very wealthy club, but Mbappe is worth over £215 million [CIES] and of course the Anfield outfit can’t afford him.
As Klopp says, PSG don’t have to worry about losing him because he is potentially the world’s most valuable footballer and one who other clubs simply don’t have the money for.
Plus, do they actually need him? Klopp’s side could take a huge step toward winning the Premier League title if they beat Manchester City at Anfield tomorrow to go nine points clear of the reigning champions in second.
And, of course, Liverpool are the reigning Champions League winners, having won it without Mbappe.
No doubt the tenuous links excited fans of the Merseyside club, but they won’t be signing him and it won’t stop them from dominating domestically and abroad.