Liverpool have been reported to be keen to add to their ranks with a big-money signing this summer.
Meanwhile, former Reds’ defender Glen Johnson has suggested that Liverpool could get involved in “a race to the line” for the Norwegian’s signature with Premier League rivals Manchester City.
With the Dortmund star rated at £99m at the current time, and Mbappe being valued higher at £162m, Liverpool fans have understandably been conflicted about which forward they would prefer to have at Anfield.
We asked a panel of Reds’ supporters which of the two they’d like their club to sign this summer if both were available. Here’s what they had to say:
Paul Machin – @ThePaulMachin
“I’d love Haaland, he’s the kind of bully we haven’t had up front since Luis Suarez, but Mbappe is the kind of player that we’ve never bought before. The heir apparent to the throne of the world’s best player, a one-man franchise. His signing would improve the XI, grow the brand and put the rest of football on notice that Liverpool are now at the top of the food chain.”
Ross Chandley – @rossic89
“I’d take Mbappe for all the reasons Paul stated. Unless we completely broke our wage structure to get him in, in which case, Haaland would be the preference.”
Kendra Little – @kendra_litt
“It’s Mbappe and honestly it’s really not even a discussion. I can’t believe anyone would choose Haaland over him. He’s a once in a generation talent, with huge marketability.”
Russell Wareing – @RiverboatRuss
“I would take Mbappe. But it’s a valid discussion for me. Mbappe’s marketability just pushes him ahead, though”
Sam Walker – @OneSGW
“Mbappe. He’s a bigger brand, fits the Nike and Lebron links too. He’s more versatile and has more assets to his repertoire. If Haaland stops scoring for a while, he’s not bringing other threats. Mbappe’s pace is just what’s needed to beat a man. Plus his celebrations are sound too!”
Will Woodward – @willjw
“Mbappe. Because he’s been consistently at the top level for longer and seems to be the more rounded footballer, rather than an out and out (albeit lethal) finisher.”
Emma Sanders – @em_sandy
“Mbappe. Best player in the world outside of Messi and Ronaldo and will be for years to come I expect.”
Adam Heayns – @awh24
“I would have Haaland. He’s more of a system player where Mbappe is perhaps more of a “let him do wonderful things” kind of guy. I also think that Mbappe would also keep moving on, where you’ll get more time from Haaland before you possibly look at moving him. I also imagine his wages will be lower and he’d be more likely to take a performance-related salary compared to Mbappe.”
So, the vast majority of these Liverpool fans would prefer Mbappe, time will tell if he, Haaland or any other top-class centre forward makes their way to Anfield this summer.