Alexis MacAllister and Mason Mount, for whom Manchester City and Manchester United will compete with Liverpool, have been given the approval of Glen Johnson.
Glen Johnson predicts that if Alexis Mac Allister and Mason Mount do end up moving to Anfield, they will succeed.
As Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his midfield options, the Reds have the internationals from Argentina and England on their list of potential summer additions. The contracts of James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all expire at the conclusion of this season.
For the Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion players, though, competition has emerged. A report from last night claims that Mount prefers a move to Old Trafford should he leave Stamford Bridge and that Manchester City is keeping an eye on him while Manchester United is said to have made a £55 million bid for him.
The highly regarded pair would be smart to move to Merseyside, according to Johnson, who made 200 appearances for Liverpool between 2009 and 2015. “I can see him (Mac Allister) coming in and playing a bit like Diogo Jota in the sense he is really clued up about the league, understands about the pace and physicality, and hopefully that will make it really easy for him to get to grips with the way Liverpool play,” the ex-England international told Lord Ping.
“He has a remarkable knack for knowing where everyone is on the field. I’m not embarrassed to admit that 18 months ago, I didn’t know much about him, but since then, he has produced some incredible performances for Argentina, won the World Cup, and I believe he is now simply a step above the caliber of his Brighton teammates.
“He will really perform when he plays with players like he will at Liverpool. Even though Liverpool has been linked with him, he may not be the most attractive name, I’m a huge fan of his.
“They will understand exactly what they are getting from him, though, just like Jota did. He’ll like it there, he’ll help the team out, and they can push him to the next level.”
Johnson, a former Chelsea player himself, said of Mount: “He has struggled with injuries at times this season, but I don’t know how good he feels in himself. Mason will perform if he is feeling good. If I were the new Chelsea manager, I would rather work with him and keep him than try to let him go.
“No one would be surprised if he joined a Premier League rival and had a great first season. I see him joining that Liverpool team and easily surpassing 10 goals in a season.
“Mount has been involved with everything Chelsea have done well for the best three or four years.”