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PSG's Kylian Mbappe Praises Liverpool 'Machine,' Talks Real Madrid Transfer

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistJanuary 21, 2020

Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring a goal  during the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco on January 15, 2020. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
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Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has hailed Liverpool's relentless ability to win matches and said he is committed to his club amid talk of a transfer to Real Madrid

Mbappe spoke to BBC Sport about the European champions at the launch of new charity, Inspired by KM:

"What Liverpool do in this moment is amazing. They're like a machine; they've found a rhythm and are like 'we play again, we play again.'

"They've lost zero games. When you watch you think everything's easy, but that's not easy. The guys are focused, they play games every three days and they win, they win, they win."

The Reds are 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a game in hand over their rivals.

Their 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday continued an astonishing run of domestic form:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

91 - Liverpool have taken 91 points from the last 93 available to them in the Premier League (P31 W30 D1 L0). Insanity. https://t.co/pbHDfG6PM5

Liverpool's return to Europe's elite would make them an attractive proposition to star players such as Mbappe, but manager Jurgen Klopp told reporters in November there was "absolutely no chance" of the club being able to afford him.

Mbappe moved to PSG from Monaco in 2017, with the Parisian club splashing out £165.7 million to secure his signature on a permanent basis after he initially joined on loan.

Per The Athletic's David Ornstein (h/t Goal's Jack Sear), it seems the Reds aren't going to pursue ready-made stars:

Jack Sear @JackSear

It is believed Liverpool will look to sign more Minamino types than Sancho’s. Their vision would be to sign the Mbappe that left Monaco in 2017 rather than the Mbappe of now. (@David_Ornstein)

One club that might have both the resources and the interest in pulling off such a move is Real Madrid, with whom he has frequently been linked.

The 21-year-old said he knows better than to talk about his future amid such speculation, though:

"We are in January—it's the money time of the season. Imagine I answer your question and say something. Everybody will talk about it, and it's not good for PSG.

"Now I'm with PSG and I'm 100 per cent with the club. I want to help the club grow this season, to win a lot of titles, so for me it's not good to talk about [my future]."

Mbappe said PSG have "helped" him and made him a "superstar."

"I have to stay calm and stay focused on PSG," he added. "After that, at the end of the season, we will see."

The France international only turned 21 on December 20, but he is already on his way to becoming one of the most prolific goalscorers in European football.

He's unmatched in Ligue 1:

OptaJean @OptaJean

46 - Top scorers in Ligue 1 since last season 🥇 Kylian Mbappé - 46 goals . . . . . . . . 🥈 Neymar & Moussa Dembélé - 26 goals Genius. @PSG_English https://t.co/eHDzoRvr2N

Not many players could force their way into Liverpool's front three at the moment, but Mbappe—who can play on the left, right or through the middle—is among those few.

He'd be an outstanding addition at Real Madrid, too.

Last season, Los Blancos scored 63 goals in La Liga compared with Barcelona's 90. In this campaign they've netted 12 fewer goals after 20 games, but with Mbappe in their ranks Real would be back on level terms with the Catalan giants' attack.

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