Football: Soccer-Liverpool interested in Mbappe but will not get drawn into transfer battle

(Reuters) – Liverpool are not blind to the qualities of Kylian Mbappe but will not be drawn into a bidding struggle for the Paris St Germain striker, supervisor Juergen Klopp stated.

The France ahead stayed at PSG this season regardless of curiosity from Real Madrid and has hit high type with 36 targets from 45 matches in all competitions.

The 23-year-old World Cup winner’s contract expires in June and hypothesis about his future has ramped up in current weeks, although Klopp was tight-lipped about any contact between the participant and Liverpool.

“Of course, we’re interested in Kylian. We’re not blind,” Klopp advised reporters forward of Tuesday’s Premier League recreation towards Southampton. “I’ve nothing to say about that (the reported contact). Between Kylian and Liverpool … it is all wonderful.”

Klopp’s feedback include Liverpool hoping to tie down Mohamed Salah to a brand new deal, whereas fellow ahead Sadio Mane has been linked with a swap away from Anfield.

“We, after all, like him (Mbappe), if you happen to don’t love him, then you must query your self,” Klopp added.

“But no, we’re not … we can’t be a part of these battles. There have to be different golf equipment concerned, but that’s wonderful. He’s a terrific participant.”

A victory for Liverpool on Tuesday would go away them some extent behind leaders Manchester City forward of the ultimate spherical of the marketing campaign.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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