Liverpool 'don't need' Kylian Mbappe, says Steve McManaman

Liverpool 'don't need' Kylian Mbappe, says Steve McManaman

Former Liverpool winger Steve McManaman has boldly claimed the Reds 'don't need' Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.

The 21-year-old World Cup winner has been linked with a move to Jurgen Klopp's side recently and not hidden his admiration for the Premier League leaders.

But Liverpool already have a settled attacking trio in Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino and McManaman feels their success means they don't need to splash out on Mbappe anytime soon.

'I've said for the last three or four years that he's going to be the best around, but Liverpool are flying at the moment and they don't necessarily need Kylian Mbappe at this moment in time,' he told HorseRacing.net.

'They're going to have to pay £250 million for him. Let's be honest, that's what he would cost. Liverpool are the best around at the moment, so if you're going to take a jump like that then there's going to be a lot of baggage that comes with that.

'Not him personally, but the transfer fee itself and that you're already the best team and you could be upsetting the equilibrium by bringing another big, big forward in, who's arguably already one of the best in the world, even at this slender age.

'It's a risk. That's exactly what it is. Have Barcelona upset their front three this season by bringing in Antoine Griezmann? Did Real Madrid do it when Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were there?

'I think the happiness of the team is more important than anything and actually the harmony of the front three of Liverpool, where you've got Divock Origi coming off the bench, to a certain extent it works.

'Everybody has got their job to play because Liverpool will play 60 games over the course of a season if they go far in the Champions League, so everybody knows that they have to play their part.' Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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