Kylian Mbappe Admits He Considered a Move to Liverpool FC

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Liverpool FC and Real Madrid will meet in Paris in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday night. It’s a Kylian Mbappe love triangle as both teams in the matchup looked into signing the Frenchman. They’ll wage ware in the home stadium of where Mbappe will continue playing his club football, as the forward told a news conference on Monday that his decision to shockingly snub Madrid, and instead stay put with PSG was not all about the money but instead for the “sporting project.”

Anytime anyone ever says anything isn’t about the money one must be very skeptical, but that’s not the story here. What’s relevant and news worthy right now is the confirmation that the Merseyside club was keen on Mbappe.

UEFA Champions League Final FYIs

TV/Streaming: CBS Sports’ coverage kicks off on Saturday, May 28 (1:30 PM, ET)

Broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and streaming live on Paramount+. 

Liverpool-Real Madrid kicks off at 3:00 PM, ET.

Team News:  Real Madrid   Liverpool

Starting XI Predictions:  Real Madrid   Liverpool

After Extra Time Podcast:   Apple   Spotify

Result Probability: Real Madrid 29%  Liverpool 45%  Draw 26%

Odds: Real Madrid +230  Liverpool +115   Draw +260

Mbappe had been linked with a move to the Anfield outfit for some time, but for the most part Jurgen Klopp downplayed the idea in public. Finally, earlier this month, the German admitted that Liverpool were actually interested in Mbappe. Now the player himself has confirmed as much.

“We talked a little bit, but not too much,” Mbappe said to the bTelegraph.

“I talked to Liverpool because it’s the favourite club of my mum, my mum loves Liverpool. I don’t know why, you will have to ask her.

“It’s a good club and we met them five years ago. When I was in Monaco I met them. It’s a big club. Of course, it was between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the end.”

Mbappe has the world on a string right now, and it will be interesting to see if he can truly rise up and reach Ronaldo-Messi level class and status.

Paul M. Banks is the owner/manager of The Bank (TheSportsBank.Net) and author of “Transatlantic Passage: How the English Premier League Redefined Soccer in America,” as well as “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry.”

He has regularly appeared in WGNSports Illustrated and the Chicago Tribune, and he co-hosts the After Extra Time podcast, part of Edge of the Crowd Network. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram

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