‘Signing Kylian Mbappe to replace Roberto Firmino would make Liverpool scarier’

If Jurgen Klopp can keep his Liverpool side together this summer, he will consider it a fantastic transfer window.

The Reds are set to win their first ever Premier League, while they’re also still in the FA Cup and Champions League.

It’s not like they need to strengthen this incredible squad too much.

So keeping hold of their star players will be the priority.

Most importantly, keeping hold of that impressive front-three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Salah is hunting down his third consecutive Golden Boot, while Sadio Mane was on fire before his recent injury.

Then there’s Firmino.

The striker may not score quite as many as the other two – he’s still looking for a goal at Anfield this season – but he’s widely considered the most important cog in this Liverpool machine.

There were rumours this week linking the Brazilian with a move to Bayern Munich and it got everyone thinking: ‘Could Liverpool afford to let him go?’

Well, former Liverpool player Danny Murphy does think Firmino is replaceable – only if you’re replacing him with Kylian Mbappe.

“Could you get in another striker for Liverpool who scores as many goals as Firmino? Yes,” said Murphy on talkSPORT.

“Would they make as many assists as Firmino and make the cohesion of the team so good? Maybe not, but there are players out there.

“Firmino is a beautiful compliment for the Liverpool system and the way the two wingers play, and as a three they are tremendous with what they have achieved.

“No one is like Firmino; he’s quite exceptional and unique and he’s a wonderful player.

“But if he were to leave it would be a bit like when Kevin Keegan left and who was going to replace him… and Kenny Dalglish came in.

“Luis Suarez left and they got [Mohamed] Salah, [Sadio] Mane and Firmino. Firmino is well loved as Suarez was. [Ian] Rush left and [John] Aldridge came in and scored loads of goals.

“Football does move on if someone leaves. Is he replaceable? Yes.

“If Liverpool were to lose Firmino and go and get [Kylian] Mbappe, would that be a more scary front three? Would he complement the other two as much?

“I think if Mbappe was playing upfront with Mane and Salah, it would be more scary than playing with Firmino, Mane and Salah.”