Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has identified one reason for concern regarding Alexis Mac Allister, following his move to Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side have completed their first transfer of the summer in the person of the World Cup-winning midfielder.
Mac Allister had cost Liverpool a fee in the region of just £35 million according to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, which is quite a bargain for a player of the midfielder’s caliber. While discussing the move, former Reds defender Jamie Carragher has named one issue regarding the move.
The former England international has insisted that Mac Allister is a brilliant player but he is concerned whether he would be able to display his magic outside Brighton. He also insisted that most of the big-money signings from Brighton have failed to live up to expectations. Carragher told Sky Sports, as quoted by Metro:
“Well he’s certainly a good player, whether he’s a good signing, we’ll see at the start of the season. It looks like he can play every position in midfield – which is advantageous to Liverpool. He looks a super talent. Brighton are a brilliant team.
“The only thing I will say is, a lot of players who have come out of Brighton, haven’t replicated the Brighton form in other teams. Is that because they’re part of a special system at Brighton?”
Carragher also praised Liverpool for their wonderful transfer business for landing a World Cup winner and proven Premier League star for just £35 million.
“That will be fascinating to see. But no, I think it’s a great signing considering the cost as well. £35million is a snatch for a World Cup winner – someone who has experience in the Premier League and he’s only 24.”
Mac Allister joined Brighton from Argentinos Juniors in 2019 and made 112 appearances in competitions for the Seagulls, netting 20 goals and providing nine assists. The Argentine playmaker had an excellent season last time out for the Seagulls as he scored 12 goals and provided three assists in 40 games. He also played a pivotal role for Argentina in their World Cup triumph.
Liverpool unlikely to sign 22-year-old transfer target despite rumors
Reputed journalist Florian Plettenberg has claimed that Liverpool are unlikely to sign Manu Kone from Borussia Monchengladbach despite strong rumors. Kone, along with OGC Nice’s Khephren Thuram, have been mentioned as top targets for the Reds this summer after landing Alexis Mac Allister.
However, Plettenberg has claimed that Kone is unlikely to join the Reds as he is not a primary target.
“Been told a transfer to #LFC is very unlikely. Yes, he’s on a shortlist because of his interesting profile but not a hot transfer target for Liverpool at this stage. For M‘Gladbach he’s still a top candidate for sale. But no concrete offers yet.”
Kone made 31 appearances for Borussia Monchengladbach during the 2022-23 season, scoring one goal and providing one assist.