The 59-year-old feels Mbappe could slot right into Liverpool's playing style while Haaland would have to adapt to the Reds' tactics.
He also stated that Erling Haaland is an out-and-out goalscorer who relies on service, while Kylian Mbappe can create and score goals by himself.
Rush told the Daily Mail (via The Hard Tackle):
“I think you look age-wise; Kylian Mbappe is absolutely flying. He would suit Liverpool. Haaland is also scoring for fun. But they have to fit into Liverpool’s style of play, and Mbappe would certainly do that.”
“He is improving and will get even better. He plays for the team. You can get an out-and-out goalscorer, but if you don’t provide them, they don’t score, but Mbappe makes goals as well as scoring them.”
Liverpool currently have one of the most lethal attacking trios in world football. However, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are soon approaching their 30s, while Roberto Firmino has just turned 30. This leaves the Reds with just Diogo Jota, who is young and can be part of the team's attack for many years to come.
The time will come when Liverpool will be required to fork out large sums to attract superstar forwards to replace the likes of Firmino and Mane.
Liverpool aren't the favorites to land either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland
Despite being one of the biggest clubs in Europe, Liverpool aren't considered the favorites to sign either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland in the summer of 2022.
Mbappe has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid after a transfer saga that lasted until the deadline day of the recently concluded transfer window.
Haaland, on the other hand, has also been linked with various European giants, including Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid. However, the Norwegian forward will most likely move to a club with a higher purchasing power than the Reds.
In recent times, Liverpool haven't been spending large sums of money in the transfer window. They only signed one player over the summer, bringing in Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig for a fee of around £36 million.
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