Liverpool probably aren’t signing Kylian Mbappe. Not this summer or any transfer window after that, either. But that won’t stop him being linked with the Reds, because once a (very tenuous) rumoured Liverpool target always a rumoured Liverpool target.
Which in turn means he’s going to get the odd question about the Reds which is going to lead to him answering the odd question about the Reds which is only going to help further fuel him being linked with the Reds. So. Anyhow. Let’s get on with it.
“What Liverpool are doing in this moment is amazing,” Mbappe said in an interview with the BBC that, despite the resulting chatter, mostly wasn’t actually about Liverpool. “They’re like a machine, they’ve found a rhythm and are like ‘we play again, we play again.’”
Play again, win again. At least in the league, where their experience battling Manchester City last season has taught them well that there’s zero margin of error when you’re going up against the public relations wing of a human rights-abusing petrostate.
And while, realistically, it’s hard to see Liverpool ever spending the £200M-plus it would take to sign Mbappe—that kind of recruitment simply doesn’t fit their model, no matter their current lofty standing—it’s always nice when people say nice things about you.
“They’ve lost zero games,” Paris Saint-Germain’s 21-year-old superstar added. “When you watch them you think everything’s easy for them but that’s not easy. The guys are focused, they play games every three days, and they win, they win, they win.”
“Now the problem is that everybody watches Liverpool, and everybody [wants to do well] against them, so now they always have to show they are strong again. But it’s a very good team with a very good manager.”