Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ‘contacts’ Kylian Mbappe again after 2017 failed transfer

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Jurgen Klopp has reportedly made contact with Kylian Mbappe once again with the Liverpool boss keen to bring the superstar striker to Anfield. Mbappe moving to Liverpool has been a huge social media movement over the past few years, particularly with #Mbappe2020 trending at times on Twitter.

The France international has added fuel to the fire as well with his comments about Klopp’s side in the past.

“What Liverpool do in this moment is amazing,” Mbappe said back in January 2019. “They’re like a machine, they’ve found a rhythm and are like ‘we play again, we play again’.

“When you watch you think everything’s easy but that’s not easy. The guys are focused, they play games every three days and they win, they win, they win.”

Mbappe was the most sought after footballer back in 2017 after leading Monaco to the Ligue 1 title with a record-breaking debut campaign at the age of 18.

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Paris Saint-Germain eventually won the race for Mbappe’s signature in a huge transfer worth up to £180million.

Reports emerged that same summer that Liverpool were one of the other clubs interested and that Klopp had even reached out to the Frenchman’s representatives.

The Liverpool boss has hinted in the past that Mbappe would prove too expensive for the Reds and their transfer business in recent years has been focussed on finding talented players at a cheap price.

However, it appears as though Klopp hasn’t given up all hope of bringing Mbappe to Liverpool.

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According to Sport, the German coach has been in contact with Mbappe in the hope of convincing him of a move to Merseyside.

The report states that Klopp has long dreamed of signing Mbappe and wants him to spearhead Liverpool’s attack.

Mbappe’s future remains uncertain at PSG with just 18 months left on his current contract with no signs of an extension being agreed anytime soon.

If the 22-year-old does become available this summer, Real Madrid are expected to be the frontrunners for his signature.

Zinedine Zidane is a huge fan of the young French striker and Mbappe has previously revealed that the Real boss was his idol growing up.

But the coronavirus pandemic has reportedly put Real in a sticky financial position, meaning any deal for Mbappe could be unlikely.

Mauricio Pochettino was recently unveiled as PSG’s new manager and his first task will be to convince Mbappe to sign a new deal.

And the former Tottenham boss has revealed what he plans to offer Mbappe to make it happen.

“The most important [thing] is how he is going to feel on the pitch, how he is going to attack the space,” Pochettino said. “Our challenge is to put them in a situation where they can be decisive.”

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