Report: Liverpool scouting Kylian Mbappe: The teenager who broke a record held by Thierry Henry

Mbappe has been scouted by Liverpool according to a report, and scored his first Monaco goal at the weekend.

Liverpool are monitoring young Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, according to a report from Goal.

Mbappe became Monaco's youngest ever goal-scorer in the 3-1 win over Troyes at the weekend - a record previously held by Thierry Henry for 21 years - and the Reds are said to have been scouting the 17-year-old. The teenager can also play out wide.

Liverpool have form for signing younger players in recent years. In terms of strikers, Liverpool have four to five frontline forwards - depending on where Jurgen Klopp likes to use Roberto Firmino. The others are Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Christian Benteke and Danny Ings.

At just 17, it is hard to think that Mbappe would be thrust straight into the starting XI every week and expected to deliver the goods but it is perhaps a sign that there could be something of a change when it comes to Liverpool's strike force for next season.

Danny Ings impressed prior to an ACL injury that has kept him sidelined for the duration of Klopp's reign so far so his role is up in the air to a degree.

Divock Origi has shown some improvement under the German and seems to be ahead of Christian Benteke in the pecking order - who despite being the club's top scorer hasn't really impressed and is facing an uphill battle for his place in the side, which will no doubt lead to speculation about the £32.5 million signing's future.

However, one area where Liverpool have looked short is in wide areas. At the moment Jordon Ibe seems to be the only natural wide player in the first team set-up, with Sheyi Ojo on the fringes. Lazar Markovic is also on the club's books and may well return from his loan spell at Fenerbahce at the end of the season. 

If Liverpool were to move for the player it could seem a little odd given this quote from Jurgen Klopp, after confirming the signing of Joel Matip, as reported by the Liverpool Echo: "We have enough strikers – five with Roberto (Firmino) – but not too many wingers, just a few young ones with great potential."

Mbappe could fit into both categories, but that doesn't rule out other business - it is just a question of whether the Monaco youngster is high on the list of priorities. 

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