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Grobbelaar says Mbappe not guaranteed a start in Klopp’s XI

It's certainly a bold claim, as a previous Liverpool legend believes Kylian Mbappe has yet to prove himself a striker to claim a start on Jürgen Klopp's team.

Bruce Grobbelaar has been the goalkeeper for some of the Reds' glorious years in the early 80s, but his claim that the Frenchman would not stroll to Liverpool's top three spots could be incredulous in some areas.

After all, Mbappe has already scored 90 goals in 120 games for Paris Saint-Germain, won four Ligue 1 titles and scored 13 goals for France, including in the World Cup final that Les Bleus won in 2018.

"Well, if he does come to Anfield, he will have to prove his worth in advance. And only if he does," Grobbelaar said in an interview with Stats Perform News and was quoted by the Daily Star.

"We don't know what the circumstances are. It's up to Klopp and FSG, who are likely to reveal something in the new season.

"But whoever comes to Anfield, as you see at (Takumi) Minamino, he'll have to do a hell of a lot more improvement to get on the side."

Mbappe has the pace of Sadio Mane, paired with Mo Salah's eye for goal and Roberto Firmino's skill.

He would go on most teams, but it's true that Liverpool currently has the most exciting three fronts in the world.

It's also fair to say that there aren't too many players at this point in time who could improve the Red squad, but Mbappe is certainly one who can.

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