"Ok, from a sporting point of view, there are not a lot of reasons to not sign Mbappe, what a player he is".
"It is about the money of course".
The 20-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 champions, with Liverpool emerging this week as a potential surprise destination despite reported interest from Real Madrid.
Speaking to the media ahead of Liverpool's high voltage Premier League encounter vs Manchester City, Klopp admitted to the fact that there can not be any footballing reason to not sign Mbappe. "No chance. Absolutely no chance, sorry for killing that story", Klopp was quoted as saying by Goal.com. And we are involved in the clubs that can not do it. We can not do it, it is as easy as that. "He has always said it was his dream to play for Real Madrid", he said in a press conference. PSG director Leonardo had come out and criticized Real's continued interest in Mbappe and said that it annoyed him to some extent.
"Yes, it annoys me a little and it bothers [me]", the ex-Brazil worldwide told RMC on Wednesday. It's time to stop all this. Yes it is important and we want to win it but is it because we think if we win we are already champions? No.
While a tidy sum for a young player yet to be tested in Europe, the fee now looks a bargain after Rodrygo scored a hat-trick against Galatasaray, with his first-half brace inside 14 minutes the quickest in the competition's history.
The 18-year-old wrote his name into Champions League history books by scoring a ideal hat-trick in Real's eventual 6-0 win over Galatasaray on Tuesday, catching the eyes of fans around the world.
Mbappe is now sidelined with an adductor problem and will PSG's next Ligue 1 match against Brest. But Klopp, whose side host Manchester City in a blockbuster clash on Sunday, dismissed talk that the Reds could bring the France forward to Anfield.
"Get to the stadium early, wait for the warm-up, be there". At Anfield, that's really cool.
Los Blancos are now level on points at the top of the table with both Barcelona and Real Sociedad after 11 games, trailing their former on goal difference. "It will be one, but not sure for whom".