Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed rumors linking the club to a one-year loan move for Kylian Mbappe. The French forward has expressed his desire to leave PSG and is reportedly holding out for a move to Real Madrid. However, the Spanish giants are unable to meet PSG’s high asking price for the player, which has led to speculation that Mbappe could be available on loan.
Despite the rumors, Klopp has laughed off the suggestion that Liverpool could be in talks with PSG over a move for Mbappe. Speaking to Sky Germany, Klopp said, “We laugh about it! I can say that I think he’s a really good player, but the financial conditions don’t suit us at all.”
Liverpool’s financial situation has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the club has been cautious in their spending during the recent transfer windows. Mbappe’s reported price tag of over £200m would be a significant investment for any club, and Klopp’s comments suggest that Liverpool are not in a position to make such a move.
Klopp also joked that he would be surprised if someone from the club was preparing a move for Mbappe without his knowledge, saying, “That hasn’t happened in the eight years that I’ve been here. That would be the first time!”
Liverpool have been linked with a number of forwards during the current transfer window, including Donyell Malen and Jeremy Doku, but Klopp’s comments suggest that Mbappe is not on their radar. The club will be hoping to improve on their disappointing 2020-21 season, where they finished third in the Premier League and were knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage.