Jurgen Klopp has laughed off the idea that Liverpool could sign Kylian Mbappe this summer, with the PSG forward linked with a move to Anfield.
Speaking to Sky Germany, the Merseyside boss discarded the idea that Liverpool could afford to sign Mbappe, with rumours circulating that the French international could make the switch to the Premier League.
Liverpool have been strongly linked with Mbappe for the best part of five years, and PSG’s decision to transfer list that attacker has once again put the Reds in the spotlight in regards to the 24-year-old.
However, Klopp has laughed off the move, with the Liverpool manager admitting that Liverpool simply don’t have the finances to pull of an transfer for a player as big as Mbappe this summer.
Klopp said: “We laugh about it. I can say that I think he’s a really good player, but the financial conditions don’t suit us at all. I wouldn’t like to ruin the story now, but as far as I know, there’s nothing to it.
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“But it’s possible that someone else from the club is preparing something and wants to surprise me, but that hasn’t happened in the eight years that I’ve been here. That would be the first time.”
Klopp laughing off Mbappe rumours is good for Liverpool
Mbappe to Liverpool could have engulfed the remainder of the transfer window, yet Klopp shooting down the rumour before it had more time to spread will be a major positive for the Reds.
As we know, midfield and defence are the two key areas Liverpool are looking to add to in the final month of the window, and constant links to Mbappe would have been an unwelcome distraction.
Of course, it would be a different story if Liverpool needed a world-class forward like the Frenchman. But given Klopp’s current ranks, the Reds have needed Mbappe less than they do now.