Jamie Carragher has talked up the potential of Kylian Mbappe making a stunning transfer from Paris Saint-Germain to Liverpool.
The French World Cup winner scored a sensational hat-trick against Barcelona in his side’s 4-1 victory at the Nou Camp in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.
There has been some talk, however, that PSG may end up selling Mbappe so they can afford a blockbuster move for Lionel Messi.
And speaking about the prospect of his former side buying Mbappe, Carragher told CBS Sports: “I’m not joking, it was based on the fact that Liverpool thought they had a decent chance of getting Mbappe when he was at Monaco.
“I know Jurgen Klopp had spoken to him then and I’m sure other clubs had at that time.
“When Liverpool were in the Champions League final and won the Champions League a couple of years ago, I think anyone watching Liverpool there with Jurgen Klopp and the support of Anfield, if you’re ever gonna go to a club in England before you go to Real Madrid …
“Because I think he will, guaranteed, play for Real Madrid at some stage in his career but I’d always feel that maybe Liverpool is that perfect destination for a player like that before you make that next step.”
And Carragher believes there are only two English sides Mbappe would consider joining ahead of a prospective switch to the Bernabeu.
“But there’s no doubt on social media, he’s put a couple of things out when Liverpool have been playing at home in the Champions League and it’s got us all a little bit excited.”
It remains to be see if Liverpool make an offer for Mbappe in the summer, but they would certainly need to splash the cash in order to do so, with his PSG contract not set to expire until 2022.