Liverpool reportedly only wanted to pay £40m for Mason Mount this summer, with the England international eventually joining Manchester United.

According to the Athletic, the Reds were unwilling to meet Chelsea’s demands for the playmaker as Mount snubbed a move for Liverpool in favour of a switch to Old Trafford.

As reported by Sky Sports News, the Red Devils ended up paying £55m upfront for Mount, with the entire package potentially reaching as much as £60m if certain add-ons are met.

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Lauded as ‘outstanding’ by Paul Merson, Mount’s start to life in Manchester hasn’t been a good one, with the midfielder out injured for one month after suffering a hamstring problem.

With Liverpool instead choosing to splash £60m Dominik Szoboszlai, many would agree that Jurgen Klopp’s side made the right choice in dropping their interest in Mount for the Hungarian.

Indeed, the 22-year-old is not only much younger than Mount but also suits what Liverpool needed, that being a versatile midfield and attacking option for Klopp to utilise.

Liverpool did the right thing in dropping Mount interest

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At one point, Mount looked nailed on to join Liverpool. Yet fast-forward to now, and it seems crazy to think of a world when such a transfer would even happen.

Mount’s struggles at United and the success of Szoboszlai at Liverpool all point towards the Reds making the right decision in dropping their interest in signing the former Chelsea man.

Moreover, Mount might have failed to fit in Klopp’s system given the demands the German manager has made for the likes of Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister, who have slotted in perfectly at Anfield.

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