PSG forward, Kylian Mbappe is not Liverpool’s answer right now, John Barnes has said. Barnes recently revealed that the Frenchman is a fantastic player but he is not needed at the moment, except he can fill in at centre-half.
According to him, even if Mbappe is a fantastic player, Liverpool are strong in attacking positions and should instead target defenders in January.
He added that Liverpool needs hungry players, regardless of whether they are top players or not.
His words, “Mbappe is a fantastic player but forward areas are not a position that Liverpool need strengthening in, but if he can play centre-back they should get him in January!
“If Liverpool tail away and finish lower down the table, he won’t come to Liverpool – so they should worry about this season.
“If there is a possibility of getting him in January then you could go and get him, but there isn’t. Short term, Mbappe is not Liverpool’s answer. Liverpool are strong in attacking positions and have huge depth in midfield, but the centre-back position is the one that really needs addressing.
“What Liverpool want are hungry players, regardless of whether they are top players or not – the success of the club is the most important thing.
“If someone comes in and upsets the apple cart and wants to be more important than anybody else – like Neymar for example, who is one of the best players in the world but who wouldn’t suit Liverpool – it could destabilise the group’s respect and harmony.
“Signing the best players works at teams like Real Madrid where they like these Galacticos that are above other team-mates, but for Liverpool this would not work, they’re more cautious.”