James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain left Anfield after their contracts expired. The acquisition of a young midfielder was a supreme priority for Liverpool, including a generational change in the main midfield group with an average age of over 30, such as Jordan Henderson.
Once the Premier League season ended, Liverpool finalized negotiations with Brighton for Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, and Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboslai, who had played for RB Leipzig as second signing. The team has a lineup that will be able to compete throughout the season, including young players.
Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, who has been with Liverpool since 2018, said he understands the two new players from his past experience playing against them, but promised to reach out to Jurgen Klopp to help him understand the tactics of the coach.
“We lost, I think, three midfield players that were really important for us in the last maybe five, six years. It’s good to bring some good players in that position because we will need [them],”
“In the way we play, the intensity we play, we always need not just three or four but maybe six players in this position [in the squad].”
“So yes, it’s good to have these two players with us now. We played against them already, so we know how good they are. It’s good to have them in the team.”
“Sometimes we will lose some very good friends. That’s the case with Bobby; he’s gone, so I wish him and his family all the best.”
“We have to focus on the players that we have now. At the moment, Mac Allister and Szoboszlai have arrived. I didn’t see them yet, they have a couple more days of holidays.”
“We just hope that they will be ready to be with us. We will help them in the adaptation and hope they will be ready and get the ideas of the team as quick as possible.”Liverpoolfc.com