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Kylian Mbappe: 'Liverpool are like a machine'

PSG striker in awe of Reds' incredible unbeaten run this season

Paris Saint Germain striker Kylian Mbappe says he has been hugely impressed by Liverpool's march towards the Premier League title, describing them as playing "like a machine".

The 21-year-old World Cup winner with France says he has no intention of leaving Paris amid renewed interest from Real Madrid.

Liverpool have also been linked with Mbappe, who joined PSG from Monaco for £165.7m (Dh800m) in 2017, but Jurgen Klopp believes he is out of the club's financial powers.

In the meantime, Mbappe has been enjoying Liverpool's unbeaten run this season.

What Liverpool do in this moment is amazing," Mbappe told the BBC. "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.

"Now the problem is that everybody watches Liverpool, and everybody watches what we can do against them, so now they have to show they are strong again but it's a very good team with a very good manager."

PSG are on course for a third straight title but that does not stop constant speculation linking Mbppe with Real Madrid.

"Everyone talks about it - when I was young I talked about it too," said Mbappe. "But now I'm a player and I know it's not the moment.

"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% 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].

"I think about the club because the club helped me. I came here at 18. I was a talent but I was not a superstar. Now I'm a superstar, thanks to PSG and the French national team.

"I have to stay calm and stay focused on PSG. After that, at the end of the season, we will see. But now I'm focused on my game."

Updated: January 21, 2020 03:15 PM

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