Date: 19th May 2020 at 8:30am
Written by: Jimmy Light

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

Yes, regardless of money

No, Werner is a bargain alternative

No, Werner is a bargain alternative

The 21-year-old has bagged a noteworthy 18 goals and five assists over just 17 Ligue 1 starts according to WhoScored, potentially highlighting that his lofty price tag could be justified.

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.

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