Liverpool Reportedly Failed On Two Occasions To Sign £166m France Superstar

Liverpool Reportedly Failed On Two Occasions To Sign £166m France Superstar

Liverpool tried to sign Kylian Mbappe on two separate occasions, according to reports in France.

The Reds are said to have first attempted to sign the Frenchman during the 2015/16 season, shortly after Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at the Merseyside club.

At the time, Mbappe was reportedly frustrated at his lack of first-team opportunities at Monaco, but he stayed with the Ligue One side and made his senior debut against Caen in December 2015.

The second occasion was in the summer of 2017 when it became clear that he was seeking to leave Les Monegasques. It seems, in an attempt to persuade the player to move to Anfield, Klopp held talks with the player for several hours.

Mbappe was believed to have been impressed by what the Liverpool boss had to say. However, although the Reds were prepared to pay the France international a huge salary, they couldn’t match the £166m offer from PSG.

The striker eventually joined Les Parisiens on an initial season-long loan deal before finalising a permanent move this summer.