Most Liverpool fans don’t actually believe the club have a chance of signing Kylian Mbappé. That the 22-year-old superstar is destined to join Real Madrid, either this summer if the La Liga club can get the money together or in 2022 on a free if they can’t.

Yet for every joke about #Mbappe2020 or #Mbappe2021 or now #Mbappe2022, there’s a little whispered hope of but maybe it could actually happen? underpinning it. And as it turns out, Jamie Carragher thinks there might actually be reason for that hope.

“I’m not joking,” Carragher replied in on CBS Sports’ coverage of the Champions League this week as relayed by F365 when asked about the possibility of Mbappé to Liverpool. “They had a decent chance of getting Mbappe when he was at Monaco.