Despite a threat from Manchester City, Liverpool is still in the lead to hire Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton.
The Sky Blues are prepared to compete with the Reds for the services of the Argentine international, who is currently playing for the Seagulls, according to The Mirror.
The British media outlet claims that the star, who is valued at £60 million, is being considered to take Ilkay Gundogan’s place as the German midfielder at the Etihad.
The Cityzens are not in the running, according to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, and Liverpool are prepared to reach a personal contract with Mac Allister to sign him.
In addition to playing in the FA Cup and Champions League finals next month, Man City has already won the Premier League.
Liverpool, on the other hand, will finish the season without a trophy and is anticipated to place fifth in the Premier League.
The chance to compete in the UEFA Champions League alongside fellow countryman Julian Alvarez may tempt Mac Allister, who has already won the World Cup with Argentina.
Therefore, Liverpool must move quickly to complete his signing. Jurgen Klopp lacks the talent and depth that Pep Guardiola possesses in the middle of the park, so the Merseysiders desperately need to strengthen their midfield.
The Reds won’t be able to recover and challenge Man City for the title in the upcoming season without proper recruitment.