PSG sensation Kylian Mbappe has set hearts racing among Liverpool fans after he followed a series of current and former Reds players on Instagram, before uploading a story with the word ‘soon’ on it.
It follows a week which has seen Paul Joyce retweet the French forward (something the journalist rarely does unless a tweet is significant), while he also met with LeBron James in the USA. The basketball star is a Reds shareholder and fan.
There is no solid suggestion that Mbappe will be signing for the Reds – but it’s been enough to send Reds fans crazy in hope more than expectation.
The players he followed include current stars like Fabinho and Mo Salah, Reds legend Steven Gerrard and rumoured targets Memphis Depay and Nabil Fekir.
The Instagram activity is hardly unusual – the likes of Salah and Gerrard, who Mbappe has started following, are worldwide icons. His story with the word ‘soon’ could well refer to anything, with no reason to think it regards a transfer.
We’d love it, of course, if Mbappe is hinting at a move – and we do know that Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan of him – but the transfer fee and wages that it would take to get the deal over the line make it highly unlikely.