Former Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam has claimed to BBC Radio 5 Live that if the European champions were to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain, the player he would replace in Liverpool’s starting eleven would be Mohamed Salah.

Mbappe, 21, despite his young age, has already established himself as one of the best players in world football. The Frenchman became the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Pele after taking the globe by storm back in 2018.

The former Monaco prodigy has continued his stunning form this season, scoring 22 goals and creating 13 more in 25 league and cup outings.

Amid reports from the Independent from respected journalist Melissa Reddy, Mbappe has been consistently touted with a move to the Premier League champions-elect and that Liverpool were previously monitoring his progress even before he made his Monaco debut in December 2015, aged 16.

PSG initially signed Mbappe on loan before spending £165.7million to land him permanently (BBC Sport). However, the 2017 Golden Boy is considered to now command a fee well over £200m.

Ex Stoke City ace Adam was recently asked who the wonderkid would potentially replace in Liverpool’s pedigreed front three and the Scotsman opted for 27-year-old Salah.

 

“I think it would be very difficult in terms of where he plays,” Adam said. “I think [Roberto] Firmino is a massive link to how Liverpool play and what they try to do. Since Salah and [Sadio] Mane have been in the door, they’ve been sensational.

“I’d go for Salah. Yeah [Salah out, Mbappe in]. You’d have to. If I’m going to spend £150million, £200million on Mbappe, he’s going to be playing every week.”

PARIS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 01: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal with his teammate Neymar Jr during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier HSC at Parc des Princes on February 01, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

What RTK has to say

Whilst it is quite possible Mbappe would be capable of usurping Salah in Liverpool’s attacking trident the possibility of landing the Ballon d’Or nominee are next to impossible.

Klopp has previously said the Reds have ‘absolutley no chance’ of landing Mbappe to Anfield this summer regardless if the Premier League champions-elect are to claim an improbable treble.

Also, with neither Salah, Sadio Mane nor Roberto Firmino showing any intent to exit the club in the summer, there will not be any room for a blockbuster attacking purchase come the end of the season.

Liverpool have meticulously drawn up the blueprints to success in the transfer market by finding hidden gems in the early stages of their development. The Reds will not deviate from what has brought the club such unprecedented success this campaign. They are determined to stick to the principles that put them back on their perch.

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