Kylian Mbappe comments on Jurgen Klopp resurface after shocking Liverpool exit confirmed

Kylian Mbappe comments on Jurgen Klopp resurface after shocking Liverpool exit confirmed

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Kylian Mbappe’s comments about Jurgen Klopp have resurfaced amid rumours of a move to Liverpool and the German’s shock departure at the end of this season.

Klopp stunned the footballing world on Friday morning by announcing his impending Anfield exit.

The 56-year-old will continue to oversee Liverpool‘s remaining fixtures before calling time on a glorious eight-and-a-half-year stint in England.

Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League table, with Klopp playing a vital part in rebuilding the team.

Jurgen Klopp announces he’s leaving Liverpool

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Among the players to be moved on are Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, leaving space for a marquee name in attack.

Mbappe has been top of the Reds’ wishlist for some time. The 25-year-old is expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain in the summer after rejecting a new contract with the Ligue 1 giants.

It’s believed Liverpool are ‘encouraged’ by Mbappe’s previous show of respect for the club, and the fact that his mother is a Liverpool supporter.

What did Mbappe say about Klopp?

The World Cup winner praised Klopp and his team following their historic Premier League triumph in 2020.

Mbappe said: “This season, Liverpool have been a machine in the Premier League. They have made winning look easy, but the truth is that it is never easy.

Mbappe and Klopp during a rare meeting. (Image Credit: Getty)
Mbappe and Klopp during a rare meeting. (Image Credit: Getty)

“Performances, like they have been having, don’t just happen. To be as ruthless as they have been would come from lots of hard work in training and from having a very good manager.”

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Klopp has been equally complimentary of Mbappe in the past, admitting he ‘loves him’ as a player and person.

Speaking to RMC Sport (per the Daily Mirror) ahead of a Champions League group stage clash in 2018, Klopp said: “I love him (Mbappe), to be honest. What a player he is and a nice lad as well, so he’s a really good kid. What a player, what a player.

Klopp has praised Mbappe's ability and character. (Image Credit: Getty)
Klopp has praised Mbappe’s ability and character. (Image Credit: Getty)

“Everyone knows him since he was 16, 17 when he impressed in Monaco’s youth teams, and I saw videos of him when he was 17 and he destroyed defensive lines as he is doing now.

“He’s at an unbelievable level of consistency at that age. He’s an outstanding player, that’s clear, but he can deliver, deliver and deliver, which shows he’s a really good educated boy and he knows what he is doing.”

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