Carragher ‘not joking’ as he fuels Mbappe to Liverpool fire

Date published: Thursday 18th February 2021 11:19 - News Desk

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Jamie Carragher admits he is “a little bit excited” that Liverpool could sign Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe destroyed Barcelona in PSG’s 4-1 win on Tuesday, sparking various rumours over his future at the Ligue 1 club.

The World Cup winner has been linked with a move to Liverpool and has himself talked up the Reds as a “winning machine” and is a fan of their “ruthless football” under Jurgen Klopp.

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And Carragher believes there is truth to the rumours linking him with a move to Anfield.

Asked why he feels there’s a realistic chance Mbappe could move to Liverpool, Carragher 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 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.

“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.”

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