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Former Fulham star doesn’t believe this World Cup sensation would fit in at Liverpool

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Brian McBride doesn’t believe Kylian Mbappe would fit into Liverpool’s style

Former Fulham striker Brian McBride doesn’t believe that Kylian Mbappe would fit at Liverpool.

The Daily Star claims that the rumours of the Frenchman joining the Reds are doing the rounds, and Mbappe is one of the best in the world.

The World Cup winner scored an astonishing 33 Ligue 1 goals last season and the 20-year-old keeps on improving with each season under his belt.

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Kylian Mbappe is one of the best in the world

McBride was speaking to ESPN and cited our high press and work rate as elements which wouldn’t work for Mbappe (h/t Daily Star):

“If you’re looking to continue getting better its got to be the right fit.

“So if you want to improve, you’ve got to play a certain style. Liverpool is a great club, but do you really want Mbappe pressing all over the field?

“Do you want him defending as much as that front line does? I don’t think you do. I think you want Mbappe with a little more freedom.”

Liverpool’s front three put up the miles in each game

The Reds have three of the best attackers in the world but each of them works extremely hard from the first minute.

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino do a lot of running around but so does Mohamed Salah. The trio works great together as a unit and has helped us to countless wins under Jurgen Klopp.

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Mohamed Salah celebrates with Jordan Henderson (L) after scoring against Tottenham

Mbappe, for his part, would be an excellent addition to the team, however, McBride does have a point in suggesting that the Frenchman would have to work extra hard at Liverpool.

The Reds are a great unit and we should only look to add players who can increase our quality.

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The Frenchman would provide a huge boost to the attack, but only if he is willing to put in the miles each week.

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn’t easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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French World Cup winner expresses admiration for relentless Liverpool side

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French superstar Kylian Mbappe amazed by ‘very good’ Liverpool

French superstar Kylian Mbappe has expressed his admiration for Liverpool amidst rumours linking him with a summer move to Anfield. (h/t Express)

The 21-year-old is the best young player on the planet and has expressed his admiration for Liverpool’s title charge this season.

Calling the Reds a ‘machine’, Mbappe has been impressed by Liverpool’s ability to attain a winning rhythm one match after the other.

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Kylian Mbappe was PSG’s top scorer in the previous campaign (Image credit: Getty)

Mbappe was full of praise for the Merseysiders’ focus as they extended their unbeaten run in the league to 39 games.

The Liverpool faithful will be pleased to see the attention they have got from the French striker. Mbappe continues to be linked to Liverpool in spite of Jurgen Klopp labelling the player too expensive. (h/t Times)

Mbappe, however, chose to remain coy on his future and went on to assert his commitment to helping PSG win titles this season.

“At the end of the season, we will see. But now I’m focused on my game.”

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Liverpool are 16 points clear at the top with a game in hand and look set to end the 30-year wait for the league title. The Reds have already crowned themselves World Champions and are on course for a treble. With the Reds going from strength to strength; it is no surprise that we are grabbing the attention of talents such as Mbappe.

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Liverpool open to selling this first-team star for €30m in the summer

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Liverpool are open to selling Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer

According to trusted Liverpool journalist James Pearce, Liverpool are open to selling Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer transfer window.

The Swiss international is reportedly a target for both AS Roma and Sevilla. Pearce goes on to say that Liverpool will dismiss any approach to loan the player this month but are willing to sanction a move away in the summer for a reported €30million.

Jurgen Klopp had already confirmed that no first-team player will leave the club this January as Liverpool look on course to win their first league title in 30 years. (h/t Express)

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Xherdan Shaqiri has struggled for game time this season (Image credit: Getty)

Shaqiri has been beset by injuries and has played a marginal role at Liverpool this season. The Swiss winger has made just 9 appearances for the Reds this season. (h/t Whoscored) Liverpool signing Takumi Minamino is also likely to further limit his time on the pitch.

Even when fit, the 28-year-old has found playtime hard to come by bringing into question, his future at the club. Liverpool also rejected approaches from Roma and AC Milan to take the player on loan this month.

With € 30 million considered to be enough for Liverpool to sell, it will represent a good profit for the Reds who signed Shaqiri for € 14.7 million in the summer of 2018. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Shaqiri played a key role in Liverpool’s success in 2018-19 and was an important rotation player. He famously came in for an injured Mohamed Salah as Liverpool overcame a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League.

The winger now has half a season to audition himself for prospective suitors in the summer and given his quality, he shouldn’t have any problems in doing so.

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Shaqiri is a regular in the Swiss international team and has made 82 appearances for his country. He was nominated for the UEFA Nations League team of the tournament in 2019.

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Liverpool youngster’s loan with Belgian club cut short by injury

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Isaac Christie-Davies ‘s loan at Cercle Brugge cut short by injury

Youngster Isaac Christie-Davies ‘s loan at Belgian club Cercle Brugge has been cut short due to injury. (h/t Liverpool Echo)

The 22-year-old had joined the Belgian first division club earlier this month on a loan deal until the end of the season. Unfortunately for the youngster, his prospects of first-team football have been cut short due to a knee injury sustained in training.

Isaac Christie-Davies

The player under a successful surgery and posted on Instagram vowing to come back stronger. Christie-Davies was yet to have made his debut for Brugge.

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The 22-year-old joined Liverpool from Chelsea and made his debut last month in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals against Aston Villa.

Christie-Davies would have been the third Liverpool to head out on loan this month after Rhian Brewster and Nathaniel Phillips.

A versatile midfielder, the Welsh youth international is equally adept in central and left midfield. He can also play a more attacking central role with ease.

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Although born in Brighton, Christie-Davies has represented the Wales Under-21 side 2 times, since making his debut in 2018.

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