Danny Murphy suggests Liverpool would be scarier with PSG star instead of Roberto Firmino
Feb. 11, 2020
Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has suggested to Talk Sport that losing Roberto Firmino should see the club bring in PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe.
Murphy believes the 28-year-old is irreplaceable and suggests that the notion of Mbappe teaming up with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah is a scarier proposition for opposition defences.
He told Talk Sport: “If Liverpool were to lose Firmino and go and get Mbappe, would that be a more scary front three? Would he complement the other two as much?
“It’s a debate and no one can give me a fact.
“I think if Mbappe was playing upfront with Mane and Salah, it would be a scarier than playing with Firmino, Mane and Salah.
“I’m not belittling what Firmino has done, I think he’s a wonderful footballer.”
If Firmino was to leave in the summer it would end a five-year association with Liverpool
He arrived at Anfield from Hoffenheim in 2015, scoring 76 goals and registering 59 assists during 228 appearances.
Firmino isn’t irreplaceable and of course, if Liverpool landed Mbappe it could quickly become a case of ‘Roberto who?’
It’s fair to say that it’s not overly realistic for Liverpool fans to expect Mbappe to rock up at Anfield ahead of next season.
The 21-year-old earns £375,000-a-week at PSG and his transfer fee could be in excess of £200 million.
It seems unlikely that Liverpool will fork out such a sum, although he would certainly be a superb addition to the squad.
Murphy is right when he says that Mbappe would create a more fearsome front three than the current crop at Liverpool.
Take nothing away from Firmino but it goes without saying that he doesn’t score the same amount of goals as the Frenchman.
Mbappe has scored 83 goals in 114 appearances for PSG and his signing would almost certainly complete Liverpool.
Theoretically, it’s all talk just now and Jurgen Klopp might now have any plans to dispose of Firmino in the summer.
If he does, a replacement will be sought and it’ll be interesting to see who Liverpool pursue.
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