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Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe could have ended up at Liverpool before his move away from AS Monaco. The player left his club in 2017 to join PSG. But according to L’Equipe the World Cup winner held a two-hour meeting with Reds owner John W Henry on his private jet in the same year. They are said to have flown over the bay of Nice as they discussed his future before the Reds eventually missed out.
Mbappe’s future is the subject of intense speculation. His current contract expires in June 2022. And L’Equipe claims, PSG are hopeful they can tie down Mbappe despite contract negotiations being on standby.
Liverpool and Real Madrid are said to be the two clubs who could have a chance of landing the 22-year-old superstar. Mbappe was close to heading to Anfield before joining PSG.
“I’m not joking,” Carragher told CBS Sports when asked why he felt the Reds had a realistic chance of signing Mbappe. “It was based on the fact that Liverpool thought they had a decent chance of getting Mbappe when he was at Monaco.
“I know Jurgen Klopp had spoken to him then and I’m sure other clubs had at that time. When Liverpool were in the Champions League final and won the Champions League a couple of years ago, I think anyone watching Liverpool there with Jurgen Klopp and the support of Anfield, if you’re ever gonna go to a club in England before you go to Real Madrid… Because I think he will, guaranteed, play for Real Madrid at some stage in his career but I’d always feel that maybe Liverpool is that perfect destination for a player like that before you make that next step.”