Liverpool are very interested in Nicolo Barella this summer, and they also appear close to acquiring Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister.
Once their deal for Mac Allister is finalized, Liverpool is getting ready to move for Barella, according to Calciomercatoweb.
This summer, the Reds will need more than one midfielder, and Barella and Mac Allister aren’t the two worst options.
In-depth coverage of the Mac Allister situation has been provided by Fabrizio Romano over the past few weeks. According to his most recent report, the Reds are still in the lead to sign the Argentine, who is expected to play one final game for Brighton this afternoon against Aston Villa.
Barella, who has distinguished himself as one of the best ball-playing midfielders in the world while also having a great ability to win the ball back in the tackle, has established himself as one of Inter’s best players, and CMW reports that £87million is what it would take for Inter to consider selling Barella.
It goes without saying that adding Mac Allister and Barella to a Jurgen Klopp midfield is a winning formula, and their signings this summer should seriously excite Liverpool supporters.
As part of the seven changes made against Southampton, Caoimhin Kelleher gets the start for Liverpool
James Milner and Roberto Firmino start as their Liverpool careers come to an end this afternoon against Southampton.
This month, both players will end their eight-year stays at Anfield, and Milner is preparing to lead the team in his 332nd and final game for the team.
In his press conference on Friday, Jurgen Klopp promised to make adjustments for Sunday’s game. The Reds manager has kept his promise by rearranging the pack significantly on the south coast.
Milner and Firmino are two of the seven substitutions made by Klopp at St. Mary’s as fifth-placed Liverpool looks to finish what has been a challenging season on a high by extending their unbeaten run to 11 games.
Alisson Becker is replaced in goal by Caoimhin Kelleher, who is paired with Trent Alexander-Arnold in the back four along with Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, and Kostas Tsimikas.
After last week’s 1-1 draw at Anfield with Aston Villa, captain Jordan Henderson is replaced by Curtis Jones and Fabinho in the middle of the field.
Diogo Jota prepares to start the game on the left of the attack while Firmino leads the line in his 362nd Liverpool appearance, with Mohamed Salah starting on the right of the front three.