Jurgen Klopp speaks out on Liverpool’s interest in Kylian Mbappe


PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 08: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Paris Saint Germain and ESTAC Troyes at Parc des Princes on May 08, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier - PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

Kylian Mbappe has reportedly agreed to join Real Madrid (PSG via Getty)

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are interested in signing Kylian Mbappe but admits the club cannot compete with Real Madrid for the Paris Saint-Germain forward.

The 23-year-old’s contract with PSG expires at the end of the season and it’s understood that the forward has now reached an agreement to join Madrid on a free transfer this summer.

Reports in Spain have claimed that Liverpool made a late approach for Mbappe but while the France international is flattered by the interest from the Champions League finalists, he is intent on joining Madrid.

Klopp, meanwhile, concedes that he would love Mbappe in his squad but says Liverpool ‘cannot be part of these battles’.

‘Of course we are interested in Kylian Mbappe, we are not blind,’ said Klopp.

‘We like him and if you don’t like him then you have to question yourself.

Kylian Mbappe has scored 168 goals in 216 appearances for PSG

Kylian Mbappe has scored 168 goals in 216 appearances for PSG (Getty)

‘But, no, we are not, we cannot be part of these battles.

‘There must be other clubs involved and that is fine. He is a great player.’

Speaking about his future on Sunday, Mbappe said: ‘It will be known very soon, it’s almost done.

‘My decision is made, yes, almost. You have to respect all parties.

‘I know that people expected a lot from me. That’s normal. I’m in a hurry too. But it’s not only about me.

‘But here it is, it’s finished right now, there are just some details left.’

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