Following the club’s takeover, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could get his man on the transfer market.
With a possible Liverpool takeover rumored, manager Jurgen Klopp may receive additional financial backing in the transfer window as he tries to compete with Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table. After Fenway Sports Group reportedly put the club up for sale, he has since been linked with Mukesh Ambani, the eighth-richest man in the world.
The Indian businessman has a net worth of £90bn and has previously inquired about buying the Merseyside club. He owns the IPL Mumbai Indians cricket team, and is now one of the leading candidates to buy Liverpool in a deal that could cost around £4bn.
If Klopp suddenly has the backing of one of the richest men on the planet instead of the current regime, he may have a chance of landing Kylian Mbappe’s club’s dream move. The Paris Saint-Germain star has previously been linked with a move away from the French giants, with the Reds having been mentioned alongside Real Madrid.
French newspaper L’Equipe has previously claimed that Liverpool are “dreaming” of signing Mbappé but lacked the financial muscle of their European rivals before the Frenchman signed a new contract in Paris.
In May, Klopp admitted that the Reds would be interested in signing Mbappé but that they “can’t be part of these battles” with the European heavyweights, although that could change if a new owner arrives at Anfield.
“Of course we are interested in Kylian Mbappe, we are not blind,” Klopp said earlier. “Of course we like it and if you don’t like it, then you have to question yourself. But, no, we are not going to sign him, we cannot be part of these battles. There must be other clubs involved and that’s fine. He is a great player”.
Mbappé seemed ready to leave PSG on a sensational free transfer in the summer after running out of his contract, but then opted to sign a new deal in France. Since then, there have been rumors that he is unhappy with the Ligue 1 outfit and that he could leave the club in January, although the 23-year-old has dismissed those claims.
However, Klopp downplayed reports that Liverpool were taken and had a better chance of signing Mbappe. “What I read is that they are looking for investment,” said the German coach. “Good idea, I like that. It doesn’t mean anything to me, whatever happens, if it changes, I’m committed to the club.
“Chelsea has been sold. We are looking for investors. It is completely different. As far as I know, they [FSG] they are looking for investors, which makes sense. Whatever happens, I will remain a member of the club. When they heard the news, no one had a heart attack.”