17/08/2021; 8:19 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Liverpool have not been a major player in the current transfer market. The club has only made one signing this summer; the €40 million signing of Ibrahim Konate. Rather than incomings, there have been more outgoing players than those coming at Anfield. In fact, more could come with Shaqiri likely to depart as well.
Liverpool's German Gaffer has spoken in the past on the club's lack of transfer activity.
A run of victories at the tail end of last season saw the Anfield giant finish third and boosted expectations of a major refresh of the club. The exit of Georginio Wijnaldum put a dampener on the mood at the club but has heightened the call for team boosting.
According to Klopp in a recent interview, he is happy with the squad, but it doesn't mean they won't look at the market. So it has come as a surprise that Liverpool is being linked to Kylian Mbappe.
The drama going on in Paris between PSG and Mbappe has not escaped the world's notice. With Mbappe refusing to sign a new contract, his imminent exit is envisaged in many quarters, with Real Madrid being one of the known admirers.
According to Le10sport, Real Madrid will no longer have a straight pass at Mbappe, as Jurgen Klopp has approached the player's father.
Liverpool's sudden interest in the player has come as a major surprise, with the belief in several quarters being that he is Madrid bound.
Liverpool's lack of activity in the market may suggest that they have been saving for a transfer of this magnitude. It will be a huge task to convince the young Frenchman to ditch his boyhood dream for Anfield.
The Liverpool manager contacted the player to gauge Mbappe's intentions for the summer.
Building a super squad that can conquer the world has always been the dream of Al Khelaifi and Paris St Germain. The team currently boasts of some of the biggest stars in world football.
The impasse between the club and Mbappe has thrown spanners in their works with the possibility of the World Cup winner leaving this summer. PSG have not succeeded in getting him to sign a new contract but have remained resolute on their unwillingness to sell the player.
It is then fair to assume that unless this impasse is resolved, the player will leave on a free next summer when his contract expires.
The Parisian giants may, however, be convinced to sell the player this summer. It will still be a herculean task for Liverpool to pull off the deal.
Last season was not Mane's best, and except that was a blip, then it can be said the player is on a decline.
It would be an incredible signing for Liverpool, who are in need of depth and quality in the squad.
The Frenchman managed to score 42 goals and picked up 11 assists across all competitions last season. Even better that age is still on his side and he has his best years ahead of him.