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Liverpool Warned Not To Sign Mbappe

After Kylian Mbappe fuelled speculation of a move to Liverpool with his recent comments, a club legend has urged the reigning European champions not to sign the Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid.

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Mbappe recently lavished praise on Jurgen Klopp's side, which he described as "a machine", and in the process fuelled speculation that a possible deal could be on the cards. 

Former Liverpool winger Steve McManaman, who also turned out for Real Madrid and Manchester City, has since urged the club not to sign the PSG starlet, though, claiming that his price tag would cause too many problems. 

"I'd love to see him make a move to Liverpool!" McManaman told

"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.

"They're going to have to pay £250 million (R4.7 billion) for him. Let's be honest, that's what he would cost. If Neymar cost £198 million (R3.7 billion), then Mbappe is going to cost a quarter of a billion.

"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.

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"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.

"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...

"... Bringing in a world-class superstar does upset that. When Neymar went to PSG, it upset the balance and we all know that, and it's something you have to be very careful about.

"You have to do your homework, you need to know what else you're signing as well as just the player. Do you sign a mad agent? Do you sign a mad entourage?

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"However, to stick up for Kylian Mbappe, all I've heard is that his attitude and everything is fantastic and he's an incredible football player that would make Liverpool's squad better, but you just need to be very careful, firstly with the price tag and, secondly, the effect it will have on the squad."

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