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Steve McManaman explains why Liverpool may not consider signing Kylian Mbappe

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Former Liverpool star Steve McManaman would bring Kylian Mbappé “in a heartbeat ” but is not convinced Liverpool have the resources to sign the Paris Saint-Germain striker.

Mbappé has long been linked to a move to Anfield and could be available this summer with his contract expiring in 2022.

PSG will be reluctant to lose the World Cup winner to a free transfer and could be forced to cash in if he refuses to commit his future with to the Parisian giants.

However, the 22-year-old would command a huge fee and a hefty salary package to move to the Premier League, while Liverpool would have to fight competition for the player from the likes of  Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United.

And former Reds midfielder McManaman isn’t convinced that Jurgen Klopp’s side sees the deal as financially viable.

“I personally don’t think it will happen,’ McManaman told Horseracing.net

“I think if you look at the numbers, I don’t think Liverpool could do those types of numbers. Maybe in a couple of years.

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe has been linked with a move to Liverpool (Photo by Getty Images)

“Let’s be honest he would cost too much money. At least £200million. He’d break Neymar’s record as the most expensive player.

“I presume he would want around £400,000 a week, I personally don’t think you can do it. Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s the most incredible footballer and I’d take him in a heartbeat because he’s that good and he gives you that lift.

“Liverpool are an incredibly famous team, one of the most well-supported across the world.

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“He’s not going to make you jump sufficiently higher that you think you’re going to get it back on image rights etc. You’d get some back but the numbers won’t add up for Liverpool.

“I would love to see him in the building. He could leave on a free contract, but then it becomes a free-for-all. As I said I think he’s the most incredible footballer and I’d love to take him but I just don’t think the numbers can add up for Liverpool.”

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