Steve Nicol’s one-word response when asked whether Liverpool will sign exciting 18-year-old striker

The former Liverpool defender is optimistic Jurgen Klopp will sign Kylian Mbappe this summer...

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Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe Photo: Kylian Mbappe/Instagram

Steve Nicol is still holding out hope that Kylian Mbappe will move to Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

The France international has emerged as one of the most-exciting prospects this summer following his outstanding performances in Ligue 1 and the Champions League over the past season.

Mbappe scored 15 goals and made eight assists in 29 appearances in Ligue 1 last term to help Monaco wrestle the French title from cash-rich Paris Saint-Germain.

The 18-year-old netted six times in nine appearances in the Champions League despite his inexperience to help Monaco reach the semi-finals before losing 4-2 to Serie A giants Juventus.

Mbappe has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League champions Chelsea and FA Cup holders Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

Liverpool have been something of a surprise contender to sign Mbappe ahead of the 2017-18 Premier League campaign.

Asked during an interview with ESPN FC about what club could sign Mbappe in the summer, Nicol replied: “Liverpool.”

Liverpool secured a return to the Champions League next term.

The Reds have never won the Premier League title but the Merseyside outfit finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

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