Liverpool warned about signing Mbappe or Sancho next summer
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Liverpool warned about signing Mbappe or Sancho next summer

Liverpool legend John Barnes has expressed his concerns about reported Liverpool summer targets Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho.

The defending Premier League champions have been regularly linked with potential swoops to sign Mbappe and Sancho over the past couple of seasons, and the club's former has now questioned whether signing either Mbappe or Sancho next summer would be a wise move for the Reds.

“Liverpool now can attract the best players in the world,” Barnes said.

“The kind of guys that we should be attracting are going to have to fit into the Liverpool philosophy, which means selflessness, humility, working for the team.

“No matter how good you are. Klopp will be looking at if you’re willing to come and work for the team and not feel superior to team-mates.”

Barnes added: “I’m looking at Sancho and Mbappe in particular thinking, are they the right characters for Liverpool? Maybe Sancho is, I don’t necessarily know him but he seems to be a level-headed boy.

“Mbappe I don’t know, he’s a very talented player. But is he going to work the way Mane and Salah works defensively? I don’t know.”

The Reds are in third position in the Premier League table and two points adrift of leaders Leicester City after their 1-1 draw with Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend.

The Premier League holders will welcome their former manager Brendan Rodgers and his Leicester side to Anfield in their next top-flight fixture on Saturday afternoon.

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