Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe have been linked with a move to Anfield, but according to Jason McAteer, the World Cup winner is not a good fit for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Signing the 21-year-old forward would be regarded by many as a statement of intent from the Reds, but McAteer is not so sure – with RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho higher on his wish list.
“You can’t stand still, you need to evolve. From a manager’s perspective, always trying to stay two, three moves ahead,” the former Reds midfielder told Stats Perform News.
“It’s Jurgen’s job to visualize what he sees next season, preparing for upcoming seasons.
“PSG are a unique club, desperate to win the Champions League, put a fantastic squad together, [but] players want a bigger challenge.
“The Mbappe one for me doesn’t sit quite right – a superstar in his own right, [but] not the right time to come to Liverpool.
“[I’m] not sure he’s Jurgen’s kind of player. At the minute, just not for me.
“I’d rather see Werner or Sancho. We could see him [Mbappe] at Liverpool because he fits for different reasons, but for football, I just don’t know that he fits at this current time.”
Runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool sit 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League table after 29 fixtures.
With action in England set to resume on June 17, Klopp’s side closes in on a first top-flight title in 30 years.