Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse hopes that the Reds can sign Paris-Saint Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.
The 22-year-old became an overnight sensation when he hit the world stage during the 2016/17 campaign with Monaco, which urged the Parisiens to sign the Frenchman for an eye-watering €180m (£157.8m).
Mbappe has gone on to score the decider and lift the World Cup for his country in 2018 – the pinnacle of any footballer’s ambitions. With PSG, he has gone on to score an astonishing 107 goals in 149 appearances (Transfermarkt) – the fourth all-time highest scorer for the club.
Mbappe has been linked with a move to Anfield for a number of months and one man believes that the Merseysiders can get their man.
Speaking in an interview with William Hill, as published by The Daily Mail, Cisse backed Klopp to get the blockbuster deal over the line, despite financial concerns during the pandemic.
“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. And [for] me, 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.
“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 [Mane].
“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.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Cisse is right. It would be a sensational move for Liverpool. However, during the current economic climate, we can’t see it happening.
Mbappe is now a household name and one of the best footballers in the world. A dynasty built all on his own in the space of five years.
With Liverpool’s current reported financial struggles, it may be a step too far for the Reds to make a move. This may change if fans are allowed back into the stadium anytime soon.
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