Liverpool have had a difficult start to the Premier League season, with multiple injuries and uneven performances resulting to a current sixth-place finish in the top tier
The Reds are currently 15 points behind league leaders Arsenal, and it will take one of Jurgen Klopp’s miracles to keep his team in contention for the title for the rest of the season.
Fortunately, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be able to bolster his squad when the January transfer market reopens at the end of this week, with the acquisition of Cody Gakpo already in the works at Anfield ahead of the new year.
Despite the fact that the PSV Eindhoven star is a fantastic signing for the Merseysiders, there is no denying that their most important business will need to be done in the middle of the pitch, with many of Liverpool’s midfielders either out of contract in the summer or nearing the end of their careers.
Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and James Milner are all nearing the end of their contracts, while captain Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara are well into their 30s and will not play a significant role in the club’s long-term future in midfield.
As a result, as a new transfer objective has been revealed, the recruitment of midfielders who can make a significant impact while bringing a youthful viewpoint into the heart of the club should be top of the agenda for the powers that be at Anfield.
According to La Repubblica, Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton & Hove Albion is the latest player Liverpool are interested in signing to enhance midfield performances and personnel in the coming months.
It’s no surprise that Allister Mac has piqued the interest of the six-time Champions League winners after putting on a show at the World Cup in Qatar last month, winning the coveted international competition with Argentina.
The £50k-per-week ace, who was dubbed “unplayable” and a “wonderful talent” by journalist Roy Nemer, scored one goal, assisted one, and completed 67% of his dribbles in six appearances, while also averaging 39 accurate passes, 1.3 key passes, 1.5 tackles, and 5.2 duels won per game.
The signing of the 24-year-old might spell the end for Keita, who has yet to agree on a new deal despite apparently being in discussions to prolong his time on Merseyside, as Mac Allister would undoubtedly take his place in the starting line-up if a move for the Argentine is sanctioned in 2023.
Having said that, it will be intriguing to see if Liverpool pursue Mac Allister when the transfer window reopens, as he may be an excellent addition to Klopp’s midfield overhaul.