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Mbappe is not an answer for Liverpool - Barnes

Tue 05 January 2021 | 15:47

The French striker is in Liverpool's transfer plans but Barnes is not a fan of signing him.

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legend John Barnes has claimed that Killian Mbappe will not be the answer to Liverpool's problems.

Rumor has it that Liverpool intend to buy the French star and World Cup winner. Mbappe has not extended his contract with PSG to date and Real Madrid are among his clients. Barnes now claims that he understands why Liverpool are looking to sign him, but he is not the answer to Liverpool's problems.

“Mbappe is a fantastic player but forward areas are not a position that Liverpool need strengthening in, but if he can play centre-back they should get him in January!

“If Liverpool tail away and finish lower down the table, he won’t come to Liverpool - so they should worry about this season.

“If there is a possibility of getting him in January then you could go and get him, but there isn’t. Short term, Mbappe is not Liverpool’s answer. Liverpool are strong in attacking positions and have huge depth in midfield, but the centre-back position is the one that really needs addressing.

“What Liverpool want are hungry players, regardless of whether they are top players or not - the success of the club is the most important thing.

“If someone comes in and upsets the apple cart and wants to be more important than anybody else - like Neymar for example, who is one of the best players in the world but who wouldn’t suit Liverpool - it could destabilise the group’s respect and harmony.

“Signing the best players works at teams like Real Madrid where they like these Galacticos that are above other team-mates, but for Liverpool this would not work, they’re more cautious.”

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