Liverpool are the club most interested in signing Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister this summer.
That’s according to Argentinian journalist Gaston Edul. Writing on Twitter this afternoon, Edul suggested that the Reds are slightly ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Mac Allister.
“Liverpool and Manchester United want Alexis Mac Allister,” wrote the journalist. “The club that found out the most – for now – was Liverpool.”
Mac Allister top of Reds list
As things stand, Mac Allister seems like one of the players most likely to arrive at Anfield this summer. Of a shortlist of 10, 12 or even more, the Argentine appears to be high on Liverpool’s list.
And well he might be. Mac Allister has been brilliant for both club and country this season. Winning the World Cup was obviously an amazing achievement, but if he can help lead Brighton into Europe it would arguably be an even greater feat. The Seagulls don’t have Lionel Messi after all.
Throughout the year, the 24-year-old has showcased the kind of midfield skills that Liverpool have been missing. As Mark Schwarzer said recently, Mac Allister has been ‘unbelievable.’ Positionally astute, technically gifted and with bundles of energy, he ticks all the boxes that Jurgen Klopp’s current options don’t. Not individually, anyway.
Furthermore – and this could actually be a clinching factor – the World Cup winner will seemingly be available early into this summer’s window.
With so many changes set to be made, Klopp will want to know who he’s working with sooner rather than later. The manager always likes to get business done early. That will be even more the case this year. As a result, it seems likely that Liverpool will target players who won’t require a huge tug-of-war. That’s part of the reason why the Reds have seemingly bowed out of the race to sign Jude Bellingham.
Although Mac Allister won’t heal the wounds of that blow, he’ll certainly help to soften it. United are still seemingly in there and Brighton don’t ever go down without a fight. But the noises are all good that this one may well get done.