41-goal forward gives Liverpool hope with exit talk; Anfield is his first choice destination

Kylian Mbappe has hinted at an exit from Paris Saint-Germain as his contract slowly winds down and Liverpool must be prepared to pounce.

The chance to sign someone like Mbappe for free doesn’t come around too often and with the Frenchman’s contract at Parc des Princes expiring on June 30th, 2022, Liverpool need to be ready to stake their claim.

Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan of the former AS Monaco high-flyer and while signing him would require Liverpool to absolutely demolish their wage structure, it could be worth it given his goalscoring prowess.

What has he said amid links with Liverpool?

Duncan Castles told the Transfer Window Podcast that Liverpool would be first choice for Mbappe if he left Paris Saint-Germain and while PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi has boldly declared that the Frenchman will never leave the club, if his contract runs out there is little he can do.

TOPSHOT - France's forward Kylian Mbappe (R) scores a goal during the friendly football match between France and Wales at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southern France on June 2, 2021 as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming 2020-2021 Euro football tournament.
TOPSHOT – France’s forward Kylian Mbappe (R) scores a goal during the friendly football match between France and Wales at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southern France on June 2, 2021 as part of the team’s preparation for the upcoming 2020-2021 Euro football tournament. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

“I will be clear, Mbappe is going to stay in Paris,” Al-Khelaifi told L’Equipe. “We will never sell him and he will never leave on a free (transfer). Mbappe has everything he needs in Paris.”

Also speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, Ian McGarry declared that the Reds are investigating signing Mbappe.

The player himself told France Football: “I have to make the right decision, which is difficult and give myself every chance to decide well.

“I am in a place where I like myself, feel good. But is it the best place for me? I don’t have the answer yet”.

Mbappe could become world’s best at Liverpool

Paris Saint-Germain is a hugely competitive club but they are hamstrung by playing in Ligue 1 as the perception that it’s a low-quality league means that it’s difficult to receive acclaim playing there.

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LYON, FRANCE – MARCH 21: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during the Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain at Groupama Stadium on March 21, 2021 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

In order for Mbappe to win the Balon d’Or, I think he has to leave France and win trophies elsewhere. The Premier League title is much harder to win than Ligue 1 and while Lille beat PSG to the title this season, they are likely to win it next term without much fuss.

If the French forward moved to Anfield and won the league and the Champions League and managed to replicate his numbers in England, he’d be the favourite to win the Balon d’Or.

This season, he scored 41 goals and assisted 11 including 8 goal and 3 assists in the Champions League.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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