The 23-year-old Mbape is considered the most valuable player in world football, and he was told to leave France to join Real Madrid when his contract expired at the end of this season.
He eventually turned away from his favorite childhood club in favor of staying in his home country, signing an agreement that will remain in Paris until 2025.
While most believed it was a real race on two horses between the Spanish and French giants, Mbappe revealed in an interview with TeleFoot that he had an idea to head to Anfield.
“It wasn’t just Real Madrid and PSG – I was negotiating to join Jurgen Klopp in Liverpool,” he said.
Mbape outlined his motivation and that Liverpool were not part of his final discussion.
“I talked to Liverpool because it’s my mom’s favorite club – my mom loves Liverpool,” he said. “I don’t know why, you have to ask her.
“It’s a good club and so are we [first] met them five years ago. When I was in Monaco, I met them. This is a great club.
“We talked a little, but not too much… of course, in the end it was between” Real “and” Paris Saint-Germain “.
The superstar forward has also shed light on why he may have given up his desire to go to Madrid, saying the convention for a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, who gets nothing in return, is not right for him.
“Everyone knows I wanted to move to Real last year and I think it was a good choice to leave last year,” he said. “But now things are different because I was a free agent.
“I was a free agent and it was important for me to give up my country. If I left, I would leave as a great player, but there is a sentimental part.
“I don’t think my head is closed. It was not over for me at PSG.
“I am French and I know what is important in the country, and if you are important, you should think not only about football, but also about your life.
“After my career I will be in France. I’ll go from here [PSG]I will be with my family, my friends.
“The only thing I can say is thank you to all the fans of Real Madrid and the club because they gave me all the love.
“It’s weird because I was only there one week when I was 14 years old [to train]. I told them good luck in the Champions League [final]».