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Liverpool reignite interest in Kylian Mbappe

Liverpool have long-term been linked with an ambitious move for Kylian Mbappe and now a new update has emerged on the club’s pursuit of the player ahead of the January transfer window.

What’s the latest?

According to Spanish news outlet SPORT, Liverpool are considering a move for the Paris Saint-Germain and France superstar.

As per the report, Mbappe could be set to tell PSG that he wants to leave when he returns to the club in the coming days and Liverpool have been named as one of the Premier League clubs interested in signing the outstanding forward with Manchester United and Chelsea also named as interested parties.

It could be bye-bye Salah

There is no doubt that Jurgen Klopp would warmly welcome Mbappe and his incredible output at Anfield, however, there would be a huge price to pay to secure his services.

The £175m-rated forward – who was hailed “unstoppable” by Malik Ofori – would be an expensive asset to obtain and would blow Premier League transfer records out of the water if he was to make a move to Merseyside, although there may be one way to meet the financial commitment in another way.

Mohammed Salah was linked with a move to PSG ahead of his long-awaited contract extension in the summer and could ultimately be the bargaining chip in Liverpool’s pursuit of Mbappe.

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That would be no bad move as far as Liverpool are concerned, as despite the Egyptian’s 14 goals this term, he is now 30 years of age and is losing his sell on value quickly.

Thus, there is a perfect excuse for Julian Ward and co to finally bring an end to his time in Liverpool, with Mbappe very much looking like a perfect replacement and fit for Klopp’s team.

The Frenchman will have barely recovered from his unbelievable performances at the World Cup in Qatar over the last month and despite a disappointing climax in the final against Argentina, the player can be proud of his individual performances that ultimately delivered his nation hope until the very end.

Over seven World Cup appearances, Mbappe – who was dubbed a “work of art” by Rodolfo Landeros – scored eight goals, registered two assists and created two big chances during a rich vein of form.

Furthermore, he averaged 1.6 key passes, 4.4 shots on goal, 3.6 successful dribbles and won 4.7 duels per game, as well as picking up the Golden Boot at the prestigious international tournament.

Not only that, the 24-year-old ranks in the top 1% of his positional peers across the top five European leagues for non-penalty goals, shots on goal, assists, touches, dribbles completed and progressive passes received, further demonstrating that he is one of the best players in football right now.

Indeed, it would be a massively ambitious move and one that would shock the world of football if Mbappe was to make the switch to Anfield in 2023 and it would certainly put Liverpool in contention for bigger and better things once again.

With that being said, if Liverpool could secure the signing of Mbappe it is undoubted that he would help the club achieve even more under Klopp’s reign.