Kylian Mbappe sent Liverpool transfer message after suffering Champions League misery with PSG
Kylian Mbappe was knocked out of the Champions League with PSG against Real Madrid and has now been told to join Liverpool in the summer transfer window.
Kylian Mbappe has been told to complete a summer move to Liverpool.
The forward bagged in both last-16 legs to give Mauricio Pochettino’s side a 2-0 lead with just 45 minutes to play.
But a Karim Benzema hat-trick in the second half ensured Real completed a comeback that'll go down in Champions League history.
What’s been said
Mbappe almost sealed a switch to Los Blancos last summer - and still appears likely to join the Spanish giants at the end of the season when his contract in Paris expires.
Henry, speaking to CBS Sports, believes that will be the case.
He said: "You still have players nowadays that still want to play for a team that used to support or like.
“I can understand that. I don’t know anything.
“But, sometimes, players are like: ‘I used to support the team. I don’t care who plays well in Europe, this is where I want to go because this is what I feel’.
“I think that might be the case with him.”
‘I would be going to Liverpool’
However, Micah Richard is adamant that Mbappe should instead be looking at joining Liverpool or Manchester City.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a switch to Anfield in the past.
The Reds are still in the hunt for a seventh Champions League in the club’s history after seeing off Inter Milan on Tuesday.
Richards said: “Like Thierry said, his mind might be already made up.
“But I would be going to Manchester City or Liverpool. They are the two best teams consistently, I would say, in Europe.
“Yes, people will say Man City have never won the Champions League.
“But, the way they play, the points record. I would be going either Liverpool or Man City.”
Will Mbappe join Liverpool?
In truth, it is unlikely. It’s reported that PSG have already offered Mbappe wages of £500,000 per week to stay.
Madrid’s proposed terms may not be as lucrative but they’re still likely to be markedly higher than what Liverpool would be willing to pay.
Meanwhile, the Reds’ main priority is ensuring Mo Salah signs a new deal.
The Egyptian is out of contract in the summer of 2023 and negotiations about extending his time at Anfield are ongoing.