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Liverpool can’t sign PSG’s Mbappe, says Jurgen Klopp

London, Nov 9 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 11/9/2019 11:58:55 AM IST

Jurgen Klopp says he is convinced Liverpool no longer have an issue convincing players to join the club - but admits they have no chance of signing Kylian Mbappe.

Speculation in recent weeks has linked Liverpool with a move for the PSG forward, fuelled by the fact their new kit supplier Nike also have a deal with Mbappe.

But when asked about signing the 20-year-old, Klopp said, “Buying this calibre of player is difficult. I don’t see any club at the moment who can buy Kylian Mbappe from PSG.”

“I don’t see any club; that is how it is. And we are involved in the clubs that cannot do it. It is as easy as that.”

“OK, from a sporting point of view, there are not a lot of reasons to not sign him. What a player he is. But it is about the money, of course. No chance. Absolutely no chance. Sorry for killing that story,” said Klopp.

While he does not believe they can afford Mbappe, Klopp thinks Liverpool’s improvement in recent seasons has increased their chances of signing the best players. They won the Champions League last season and recorded their largest ever points tally in the Premier League.

They are six points clear in the league after winning 10 of their 11 games this campaign, and Klopp said, “I don’t think we struggle with convincing players. When you speak to a player, you can feel it, this year, last year, even three years ago, you can see in the eyes of a player; I am not sure if honour is the right word, but that it is good that we speak to them.”

“The club is in a very good position. Image-wise, it maybe always was but now I think it is easier to live the life of a Liverpool supporter and that means automatically being in a situation to sign the players you want to sign,” added Klopp.

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