Liverpool have "absolutely no chance" of signing Kylian Mbappé, says Klopp
French striker Kylian Mbappé has "no chance" of joining Liverpool from Paris Saint-Germain, manager Jürgen Klopp has explained.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has revealed the Premier League giants have "absolutely no chance" of signing Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé.
The 20-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 champions, with Liverpool emerging this week as a potential surprise destination despite reported interest from Real Madrid. But Klopp, whose side host Manchester City in a blockbuster clash on Sunday, dismissed talk that the Reds could bring the France forward to Anfield.
Liverpool cannot afford Mbappé
"Buying this calibre of player is difficult. I don't see any club at the moment who can buy Kylian Mbappé from PSG," he told the media. "I don't see any club, that is how it is. And we are involved in the clubs that cannot do it. It is as easy as that. Ok, from a sporting point of view, there are not a lot of reasons to not sign him. What a player he is. But it is about the money of course. No chance. Absolutely no chance. Sorry for killing that story."
Liverpool were quiet during the previous transfer window, opting against adding any new faces to the first team. Klopp again talked up the importance of keeping his squad together, saying the players he wanted were financially out of the club's reach.
Keeping the current Liverpool squad together
"The players we thought about to make this team better were really expensive and we could not spend the money. That is how it is," he said. "To see a player better, or with potential to be better or play the same is difficult. That is what it was. That was the situation. It was not that we were not ready, but we did not want to make five or six changes. Not at all. They are at a wonderful age with still space for improvement. We wanted to do something and we could have done a lot, but we only wanted to do the right thing. That is the reason we kept this squad because it is really good and if you want to improve it you have to go for the right players, not just some players to fix whatever."
"Looking back, it was a really, really good month for me and a step in the right direction to where I want to get back to."@Alex_OxChambo on a pleasing October, after collecting his @StanChart Player of the Month award 💫— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 8, 2019
Klopp's team six points clear at the top of the table
Liverpool hold a six-point lead at the top ahead of tomoorow's clash against City at Anfield. The game kicks off at 16:30 hours local time (GMT).
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