Jan Molby: Kylian Mbappe would be 'a game changer' for Liverpool

Liverpool legend Jan Molby has urged his former side to complete the signing of Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe, a player he describes as "a game changer".

Speaking to FourFourTwo, the 60-year-old admitted that he would "love" the Reds to complete the sensational signing of the World Cup winner.

"I'd love to see Kylian Mbappe [at Liverpool]. It'd be a game changer, but whether it's going to happen, I'm a little bit sceptical," he said.

While Molby acknowledged the potential impact of the Frenchman joining Liverpool, the Dane raised doubts about the feasibility of the deal, highlighting the significant financial implications of any move for the 25-year-old.

"I'm a little bit sceptical. Yes, he's available on a free transfer, but there are still significant wages to be paid, and I don't know if Liverpool would be prepared to do that," he said.

The former midfielder urged caution and drew parallels with the negotiation process for Mohamed Salah's contract extension in July 2022, emphasising the club's often cautious approach before making significant financial commitments.

"We saw with Mohamed Salah that they paused for a second before deciding it was the right move to give him what he wanted and what he was worth."

Darwin comparisons

In the absence of Salah, and with Real Madrid still the overwhelming favourites to secure Mbappe's signature, the man expected to lead the line for the Reds for the foreseeable future remains Darwin Nunez.

While still some way from reaching the level of Mbappe, Molby nonetheless highlighted the Uruguayan's importance to Jurgen Klopp's side.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 21, 2024: Liverpool's Darwin Núñez celebrates after scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC at Dean Court. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

"He's an impact player; there's no doubt about that. In an ideal world, you'd probably like him to score a few more goals, but he's always going to be that type of player," Molby explained.

"We don't know what we're going to get from game to game, but you're going to get something. One day, it might be two goals; another day, he might get two assists, and on another, he might miss a couple of sitters."

This, he said, is in firm contrast to the player he eventually replaced in the side, Roberto Firmino: "We're talking about a completely different type of player."

At the halfway point in the season, the Uruguayan currently has ten goals and ten assists to his name in all competitions.

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