Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he has held talks over a potential move to Liverpool on two separate occasions in his career.
He told the Telegraph: ‘We talked a little bit, but not too much. We talked a little bit.’
Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he has twice held talks with Liverpool over a potential move
The Frenchman opted to stay at PSG despite interest from Real Madrid and Liverpool
The 23-year-old then went on to add further by stating that he could have signed for Liverpool back in 2017 – the year where he joined Paris Saint-Germain on an initial season-long loan from Monaco which turned into a £163million signing a year later.
He revealed that he spoke to the Reds five years ago as they are the favourite side of his mum, Fayza Lamari.
He said: ‘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.
Mbappe’s comments come after Jurgen Klopp spoke about interest in Mbappe this month
‘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.’
Liverpool have been linked with the forward in the past but all signs seemed to point at the player joining Real Madrid.
Mbappe’s comments come after Liverpool boss Klopp was asked about the Paris Saint-Germain star earlier this month.
When asked if there was interest in the World Cup winner, he said: ‘Of course we are interested in Kylian Mbappe, we are not blind.
‘We like him and if you don’t like him then you have to question yourself. But, no, we are not, we cannot be part of these battles.
‘There must be other clubs involved and that is fine. He is a great player.’
Mbappe spoke to Liverpool because his mum, Fayza Lamari, is a fan of the Reds
The German’s comments over ‘battles’ involving Mbappe would likely be to the wages they would have had to pay to bring him to Anfield.
For the last year it had looked like Mbappe was set to leave PSG this summer for Real Madrid after attempting a move last summer – only for a £154million bid to be rejected by the French giants.
However, Mbappe has made a shock turnaround in his contract saga and announced on Saturday his decision to sign a new three-year deal with the Parisians.
‘I would like to announce that I have chosen to extend my contract at Paris Saint-Germain, and of course I am delighted,’ Mbappe said. ‘I am convinced that here I can continue to grow at a club that provides everything necessary to perform at the highest level.
The club held a press conference on Monday after Mbappe signed a mega deal worth £34million-a-season at £650,000-per-week.