France star Kylian Mbappe has been slammed for his ego which is now “too much for Didier Deschamps to manage”.
The PSG ace is looking to add Euros success to his World Cup triumph three years ago, but his attitude has been called into question.
Mbappe is a star and is tipped to be the world’s best player later in his career.
Plaudits have come his way ever since he burst onto the scene as a teenager at Monaco, but there are fears that he is believing in his own hype.
He has been seen gesturing angrily to being subbed off in the past and former Les Blues star Jerome Rothen is concerned about his manageability.
He told RMC Sport of Mbappe: “That he is the leader on the pitch, no problem… that it [his ego] goes off the field too, that bothers me.
“I think Didier Deschamps can no longer manage it and it is problematic. It is even surprising that he lets Kylian Mbappe do so many things.
“It can be seen in his performances on the pitch. Today, we cannot say that Kylian Mbappe has had a successful Euros.
“Is he in the right frame of mind like he was at PSG throughout the end of the season? I would say no. We expect much better from Kylian Mbappe.”
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Mbappe’s contract at PSG has just 12 months to run and he is weighing up his future in the French capital.
Liverpool are among those heavily linked with his signature and, were he to be available on a free, their interest would no doubt ramp up.
Suggested ego problems would not sit well though with Jurgen Klopp and could even hinder a move to Anfield.
Liverpool’s high intense system has relied on players pressing from the front with their work rate often praised.
Reds No 1 Alisson spoke last season about how Klopp refuses to allow major egos within the group as he puts the collective first.
He told the Associated Press : “He treats everyone equally which gives him a lot of credit. Nobody is special, every player is treated in the same way.
“From the one who plays more to the one who does not play. We also have an easy squad to deal with. You will not find a player with a bigger ego than the collective goals.
“I believe this is also a reflection of this club and of what Klopp brought here. He has revolutionised the club in recent years.”
Liverpool’s attack failed to match the heights of recent years last season and there has been talk of a reshuffle.
Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah have all been sensational but were stifled on numerous occasions over the 12 months.