Mason Mount makes Anfield claim, amid reports Liverpool want to sign him
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Mason Mount makes Anfield claim, amid reports Liverpool want to sign him

Reported Liverpool transfer target Mason Mount has labelled Anfield as one of the toughest stadiums to play at in the world.

Mount played 82 minutes for Chelsea today, as they held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw. And speaking to Viaplay Fotball after the game, the 24-year-old made a comment about Anfield.

“I think from the last game having the win and getting that three points confidence-wise gives you a massive boost. We knew we were coming here, it’s a difficult place to come, one of the toughest places in the world to play and we know we have to be at the top of our game,” Mount said.

“I think for the majority of the game we were. Obviously a few times you’re going to be under pressure – like the second-half at the beginning, you feel under pressure but you have to deal with that. I think we were confident with how we wanted to play and I think it’s a step in the right direction.”

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Liverpool ready to act on Mount interest

Reports started to circulate in November that Liverpool were keeping an eye on Mount’s contract situation at Chelsea.

With 18 months left on his deal, negotiations with Mount’s boyhood club appear to be dragging on.

As a result, Liverpool are said to be circling. Just last night, The Guardian reported that there’s now a ‘growing prospect’ of the Reds trying to buy the England international.

Should Mount fail to agree to an extension at Chelsea, it’s claimed that Liverpool will ‘act on their interest.’

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Right now, that would still feel like an outside bet. Mount has been at Chelsea since he was a schoolboy and clearly has a huge attachment to the club. But with nothing yet agreed, there is a prospect that he could be on the market.

If it does come to that, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of fee Chelsea are looking for. Back in 2019 Jurgen Klopp said that Mount was a ‘£60m player, if not more’ [Liverpool Echo].

With a year left on his contract this summer, that would seem like a very generous valuation.

Still, at just twenty-four and already a Champions League winner and seasoned international, he wouldn’t come cheap. As Liverpool try to rebuild their midfield, perhaps Mount would be a smart option. He’s clearly already a big fan of Anfield, anyway.

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