Liverpool has begun a renewal of its midfield, which was said to be the cause of last season’s poor form. While James Milner, Jordan Henderson, and Fabinho have all left the team, the club has added Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch.
The first addition of the summer was 24-year-old midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, who won the World Cup in Qatar with Argentina and was one of the key players in Brighton’s run to sixth place in the Premier League.
Liverpool succeeded in signing him for a fee that was almost half of the previously expected fee. The Argentine midfielder has brought creativity and composure to the midfield since the start of the season and has continued to contribute to the winning formula.
His father, Carlos Mac Allister, who also has professional experience, revealed behind-the-scenes details of the transfer saga, which also attracted interest from Manchester City and Chelsea.
“The reason why Alexis went to Liverpool is because they showed so much interest in having him on their team,”
“They showed a desire to count on him and we wanted Alexis to go to a team where he could be settled for the start of pre-season; move on the first day of the transfer window – all that stuff.”
“This was so important because we wanted him to have a good preparation with the team he decided to sign with. ”LiverpoolEcho
Besides the team attitude, he also said that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was one of the deciding factors, and that his son enjoys playing under the German coach. It seems that playing at Anfield was not a mistake.
“Jurgen Klopp was crucial a figure in the transfer. He was talking with Alexis,”
“When he received the phone call from Jurgen it was important in deciding which team he should choose to play for.”
“Already Alexis likes to work with Jurgen, and Jurgen likes to work with Alexis.”
“I think that is very important for a player to train at a place where you feel loved, and also your trainer and mates trust you at every moment.”LiverpoolEcho