Football superstar Kylian Mbappe has spoken out about Liverpool, calling the Reds a “machine”.
The PSG forward has complimented the work-rate of Jurgen Klopp’s men, as well as paying tribute to the German himself.
In an interview with The Mirror, Mbappe said, “This season Liverpool have been a machine in the Premier League.
“They have made winning look easy – but the truth is that is never easy.
“To be as ruthless as they have been would come from having a very good manager and lots of hard work in training.”
Mbappe’s comments are sure to excite Liverpool fans.
Despite the fact that a move to Anfield this year is near impossible, his remarks will provide a glimmer of hope to supporters.
The 21-year-old has been tipped to fill Lionel Messi’s shoes as the world’s best player for a number of years now.
He has been producing phenomenal numbers every season since he made his breakthrough in 2016/17. He played a major part in Monaco’s title win that year, having only turned 18 midway through the season.
This earned him a move to giants Paris St-Germain, and he became the world’s most expensive teenager.
He scored 18 goals in 20 Ligue 1 appearances this season. In 2018/19, he was only outscored by Messi in Europe’s top five leagues.
He was also an integral part of France’s 2018 World Cup triumph.
Barring a miracle, Kylian Mbappe will dominate football for years to come.
And where better for him to play than the best team in the world?
It is not the first time Mbappe has referred to Liverpool as a machine.
In January of this year, he said in an interview with BBC, “What Liverpool do in this moment is amazing.
“They’re like a machine, they’ve found a rhythm and are like ‘we play again, we play again’.
“It’s a very good team with a very good manager.”
There were also reports by Le 10 Sport claiming that the boss made contact with Mbappe’s father in the hope of convincing him to move to Anfield.
So it is clear that the player is fond of both the club and the manager. It is also obvious that Klopp is a big fan of the player.
So why is the move seemingly so unlikely?
In short, money.
The coronavirus pandemic has eliminated the possibility of a massive spend by FSG in the next transfer window.
They are reportedly unwilling to pay the £50 million release clause of the heavily-linked Timo Werner, per the Mirror.
If they will not spend £50 million on Werner, there is no way they will spend over £200 million on Mbappe.
So, for now, Kylian Mbappe will not be signing for Liverpool. But maybe, in the future, he will want to try and take on the Premier League.
If the price is right, Liverpool could be the best place for him to do so.