Speaking to YouTube channel the Football Terrace, reliable Liverpool correspondent James Pearce has claimed that manager Jurgen Klopp would rather find ‘the next Mbappe‘ over the player himself – prompting plenty of Reds to react over the ’embarrassing’ revelation.
Mbappe, who has recently been touted with an Anfield switch according to reports, looks to have been ruled out of a move to Merseyside by the Athletic’s Pearce – with the journalist going on to claim that Klopp is casting his eye to future talents who can replicate the Frenchman for a cheaper price.
Should Liverpool sign Mbappe?
Yes, regardless of money
No, Werner is a bargain alternative
However, given Liverpool’s stance, as revealed by Pearce, the Reds look unlikely to invest heavily in the starlet – resulting in supporters slamming the update.
Find all of their best comments from social media down below.
FSG definitely forced him to say this https://t.co/c04HZJCNPr
— ً (@lfcwiIson) May 17, 2020
What an embarrassing thing to say https://t.co/fWegY3WntU
— Sxncho (@ShahSxncho) May 17, 2020
PHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YOU MEAN F$G SAID THAT
— 🕶️ (@kotfxo90) May 17, 2020
So basically they told Klopp we can’t afford Mbappe
— Ahmed (@ahmedIfc) May 17, 2020
— H (@Gxxnna) May 17, 2020
Sounds like his being cheap.
— King Keegan (@King_Kev_Keegan) May 18, 2020
“It was explained to me”
— Y⍲j (@vegaLFC_) May 17, 2020
Haha yeah of course he would.. because he knows FSG would never give him the money to buy Sancho or mbappe
— . (@LB__78) May 17, 2020