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Liverpool have been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, however, a deal is unlikely if we are taking into account Jurgen Klopp’s previous comments. Mbappe is out of deal in 2022 and will have to be sold this summer if PSG want to cash in on him.
The Frenchman has apparently told the club that he wants a move away in the summer. But PSG want him to stay, while Liverpool are believed to be interested.
But speaking back in 2016 after Paul Pogba signed for Manchester United in an £89m move, Klopp gave an indication over his feelings towards paying more than £100m for a player.
“If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney,” he previously said. “The day that this is football, I’m not in a job anymore, because the game is about playing together.
“That is how everybody in football understands it. You always want to have the best, but building the group is necessary to be successful. Other clubs can go out and spend more money and collect top players.
“I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money. I don’t know exactly how much money we could spend because nobody has told me, ‘No, you can’t do this.’ If I spend money, it is because I am trying to build a team, a real team. Barcelona did it. You can win championships, you can win titles, but there is a manner in which you want it.”