Kylian Mbappé, the 25-year-old French football superstar, is currently at the center of major transfer speculation. Having entered the final six months of his lucrative contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), which was signed in 2022, Mbappé has made significant financial concessions in anticipation of a potential move. Despite PSG’s efforts to extend his contract, which included a substantial loyalty bonus, Mbappé has expressed his desire to leave, leading to tensions within the club. This situation has caught the attention of Liverpool, who are preparing to make their move for the player according to a report by the English outlet Mirror.
The situation escalated when Mbappé refused to sign a one-year extension with PSG, as the club had expected. This refusal led to his exclusion from PSG’s pre-season tour in Asia. Despite these issues, Mbappé was still awarded an 80 million euro loyalty bonus for staying with the club beyond the summer transfer window closure. However, in a surprising move, Mbappé waived the first installment of this bonus and is willing to forgo the entire amount if he leaves PSG this summer. Liverpool, alongside Real Madrid, are closely monitoring these developments, with Jurgen Klopp’s team emerging as a strong contender for Mbappé’s signature.
Liverpool currently has a plethora of attacking talents in their squad but Klopp hasn’t been able to pull of the magic of the Mane-Firmino-Salah combination. Liverpool’s attacking options currently boasts the Egyptian maestro Mohamed Salah,, Cody Gakpo , Diogo Jota, Luis Díaz and Darwin Núñez. The squad also includes promising talents like Ben Doak and Kaide Gordon. Nunez hasn’t been able to cement the striker position where as Jota has been dealing with injuries.
Liverpool’s potential 4-3-3 formation with Mbappe
Mbappé’s exceptional speed, clinical finishing, and ability to exploit spaces would fit seamlessly into the high-pressing, fast-paced style that Klopp favors. His versatility allows him to not only operate as a traditional number 9 but also to drift wide, creating space and opportunities for the wingers. This fluidity in movement would synergize well with the likes of Salah and Díaz, enhancing Liverpool’s offensive versatility.