While everyone knows that Kylian Mbappé is going to end up at Real Madrid barring a huge change of events, Liverpool have always been linked and did give it a real go back in 2022.

This is according to Foot Mercato on Wednesday, who look at the past two years and recall the various moments that led to the Frenchman telling his club he would be leaving at the end of the 2023-24 season.

Liverpool have often been thrown into the mix as the most likely club to scupper any dream Real Madrid had of signing the player, and it was two years ago that they took their best shot.

The outlet explain that the summer transfer window of 2022 was a time when Mbappé really wanted to leave Paris Saint-Germain, mostly because there was a big plan to revolutionise the squad, which never happened.

The likes of Robert Lewandowski, Bernardo Silva and Milan Skriniar were all meant to arrive, but none of them did at the time, which led to their star telling the club he wanted to leave.

Antero Henrique, who was in charge of players leaving, explained that he would be willing to let that happen as long as it wasn’t to Real Madrid.

That’s when Liverpool ‘try to get in on the action’, but were a ‘little reluctant’ to meet the €400m asking price set by the Ligue 1 side.

This was a time when Paris Saint-Germain had just renewed Mbappé until 2024, and so were in a position where they could make big demands.

In the end, Liverpool never made a bid and the Frenchman stayed to play with Lionel Messi and Neymar, with the rest being history, as he has now decided to leave again, this time with the deal expected to happen.

It just won’t be to Anfield.