Liverpool have Jurgen Klopp advantage over Real Madrid as they prepare huge Mbappe deal

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Liverpool’s long-lasting link with Kylian Mbappe has taken another turn after reports have suggested that the Frenchman is a huge admirer of Jurgen Klopp, and the Reds could be readying a huge contract for the PSG star.

Liverpool are preparing a huge deal to bring Kylian Mbappe to Anfield after news broke about the Frenchman’s admiration for Jurgen Klopp, according to reports.

Mbappe is into the final year of his Paris Saint Germain contract and is yet to sign a new deal as he looks set to venture away from French football for the first time.

Real Madrid is thought to be his likely destination, but PSG rejected three mammoth offers for Mbappe over the summer, including a record breaking £189million offer from Los Blancos.

Should Mbappe choose to leave the club for free next summer, it’s expected that every club in Europe will be trying to sign the Frenchman, but Liverpool may just have the edge.

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According to Spanish publication Defensa Central, Liverpool are preparing a massive contract offer worth €30 million (£25m) per year to secure Mbappe and fend off Madrid, which may indicate why they held back on spending this summer.

Of course, a deal of that magnitude is a big ask for any side, especially for Liverpool who characteristically don’t pull off deals of that nature under their owners Fenway Sports Group.

However, players of Mbappe’s quality don’t come around too often, and with James Milner set to leave at the end of the season and free up the no.7 shirt, it is almost too poetic.

A major pull in Liverpool’s favour could be Klopp though, as the Frenchman is reportedly a huge fan of the Reds boss and Mbappe has reportedly given Madrid an ultimatum.

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According to El Nacional, Mbappe has told Madrid that he will only join them if they replace Carlo Ancelotti with Klopp, but with the German not planning on leaving Liverpool anytime soon, it could lead the PSG star to Anfield.

The report suggests that Mbappe is unhappy with how they’ve performed under Ancelotti, and has reservations about making a move after being left ‘disappointed’ with their progress.

If Mbappe’s ultimatum is genuine, a move to Madrid is unlikely to happen after Klopp angrily reacted to speculation about his long-term Liverpool future during his press conference on Friday.

Klopp was asked about his future after Steven Gerrard was appointed as manager of Aston Villa, and he said: “Wow! I thought Stevie said some nice things, smart things, made sure it was about Villa and Gerrard.

“I don’t have to think about [my future] thank God. We are in the middle of the season. No other managers gets asked so often about 2 or 3 years away.

“It’s over when it’s over, but it’s far away from being over, so let’s focus on that.”

A move for Mbappe would destroy Liverpool’s wage structure, but with that seeming inevitable if they want to re-sign Mohamed Salah too, they may just pull the trigger.

An attack with Salah and Mbappe will be unstoppable, but if Liverpool believe that they cannot hold on to the Egyptian, then perhaps the PSG star is the ideal replacement, as Klopp looks ahead to rebuild his front three for the future.

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