Liverpool keep a close eye on €200m-rated France international

Fabinho says the arrival of Kylian Mbappe at Merseyside club would provide a ‘headache’ for the Reds and coach Jurgen Klopp. France international has long been linked with a move to Liverpool and his former Monaco team-mate Fabinho insists he would improve any club in the world.

Kylian burst onto the scene at Monaco and has scored a staggering 81 goals in 110 matches for PSG since joining the Ligue 1 champions three years ago. Discussing Mbappe’s possible move to Anfield, Liverpool midfielder Fabinho said: ‘At this moment it would be a headache for Reds if we had him here because our attacking trio is excellent.

‘But I know Mbappe’s quality, he’s already one of the best players in the world, so he would improve any team. ‘Right now he plays for Paris Saint-Germain, and we have to respect that.’ Like Mbappe, Fabinho also left Monaco in 2018, joining Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in a deal worth £39m.

The Brazilian emerged as one of Reds most essential figures before suffering an injury earlier in the campaign, with his performances helping Liverpool storm clear of their title rivals. Reds are on course to win the Premier League, a season after lifting the UCL, and this Liverpool team have been branded one of the best in English football history.

‘I might be too young to answer this question,’ Fabinho added. ‘But in the last few years, we have been one of the best teams. ‘Records and stats don’t make us the best, but if we carry on doing what we’re doing, we will win trophies. Then we have to keep doing that season after season.’