Mbappe to Liverpool a “perfect” next step – Carragher

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith Updated: 19 May 2021 16:43 CEST 2 min read
Mbappe to Liverpool a “perfect” next step – Carragher

Fresh from his electric performance and hat-trick against Barcelona in the Champions League, rumours of a Kylian Mbappe exit from PSG have circulated once more.

Real Madrid remain heavy favourites to land the starlet, and have shown their interest ever since a 17-year-old Mbappe burst onto the scene for Monaco.

However, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes his former club is the ideal destination for Mbappe, before making the move to Real Madrid.

He told CBS Sports: “I’m not joking, 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 going to go to a club in England before you go to Real Madrid.

“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.”

Carragher added: “It would be Liverpool or Manchester City because they are the two top teams you’d see in the Premier League, but there’s no doubt on social media, he’s put a couple of things out when Liverpool have been playing at home in the Champions League and it’s got us all a little bit excited.”

With 111 goals and 54 assists in just 154 PSG appearances, Mbappe is a generational talent, and there’s no doubt that every club in Europe would love to sign him.

Furthermore, Mbappe’s current contract at PSG expires in the summer of 2022, so the Parisians will need to tie him down to a new deal, or face the prospect of needing to sell this summer to avoid losing him on a free.

That puts his future at the club in serious doubt, and Carragher is hopeful that the Frenchman will choose Anfield and the opportunity to play in the Premier League as the next stop on his footballing journey.