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Liverpool should only be excited by recent Kylian Mbappe struggles

Kylian Mbappe is going through some struggles on the pitch right now. That’s something Liverpool should like the look of, however.

ESPN explains how Kylian Mbappe is dealing with struggles on the pitch. They claim he was ‘visibly frustrated’ last month and ‘clearly unhappy’ this week.

Mbappe was subbed off on 79 minutes recently, which he didn’t seem to appreciate.

The same article goes through the struggles in detail. It explains how his xG and xA [expected goals and expected assists] have both dropped significantly this year.

Then there are the clearer stats – Mbappe shoots less, dribbles worse, and gives the ball away more.

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No wonder he’s frustrated, then.

Now, Liverpool reportedly want Mbappe, per AS. The ESPN article claims he’d be keen on the move, too.

His form should worry the Reds, though, right? After all, he’d supposedly cost at least £135m – a staggering amount of money in these times.

Well, we think Liverpool should look at these things and feel nothing but excitement.

Potential

Mbappe is not playing near his best. Mbappe also has 12 goals and five assists in 16 Ligue 1 appearances. That’s ridiculous.

Liverpool, then, can look at his struggles and view them as potential that just needs ironing out. If he’s scoring and assisting at this rate when out of form, what could he become under Jurgen Klopp?

That’s beyond exciting. That’s just a dream scenario. Mbappe, still only 22, playing like one of the world’s best but can still use a little work. And here’s a manager who consistently raises players up a level or two.

Then there’s the other side of this. If Mbappe is frustrated, he’s more likely to want a change of scenery. With under 18 months left on his contract, he has the power to ask for one.

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And if the opportunity does come about, Liverpool must do what they can to get a hold of Mbappe.

You can easily view his ‘poor’ form as scary when you’re talking about a £135m deal (at least £135m). Instead, we think Liverpool should just see this as exciting.

It’s another example of Mbappe being the dream signigng.

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