Kylian Mbappe has got Liverpool fans seriously excited by admitting Liverpool would be his go-to team on FIFA if he had to pick.
During an interview with ESPN show Ahora o Nunca, the Paris Saint-Germain and France star was asked which team he would choose if he had to win a bet on FIFA against host Herculez Gomez.
Mbappe paused for a brief while and then selected Liverpool because they won the Champions League.
The 20-year old, who scored against the Reds in a 3-2 Champions League group stage defeat at Anfield, also showed he’s a fan of Jurgen Klopp.
“Oh, you like Jurgen Klopp then? You think he’s good on there?” Gomez asked.
Mbappe then replied: “Yeah, he’s good.”
Of course, with previous links to Mbappe, it was music to the ears of Liverpool fans on social media:
With Mbappe opting for Liverpool, he continues the trend of world-class players not picking their club sides on FIFA.
Lionel Messi has been with Barcelona since 2001 but for a while he didn’t play with the Blaugrana on FIFA according to Pablo Zabaleta.
The two Argentines both lived in Barcelona at the same time when Zabaleta was playing at Catalan rivals Espanyol, prior to making his name as a fan favourite at Manchester City.
And they would regularly lock horns on the PlayStation as well as on derby days – with Zabaleta saying he would get the better of the five-time Ballon d’Or, who played with Chelsea as his go-to team.
“I was better at PlayStation than Messi,” Zabaleta told the BBC, while providing punditry for Russia throughout the World Cup.
“He used to play with Chelsea a lot. I used to live in Barcelona city and he was living 30 minutes outside. We were playing on the internet.”