2JR1RT4 London Stadium, London, UK. 21st Aug, 2022. Premier League football West Ham versus Brighton and Hove Albion: Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton & Hove Albion celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal in the 22nd minute from a penalty to make it 0-1 Credit: Action Plus Sports/Alamy Live News

Alexis Mac Allister “keen” on Liverpool transfer – but no deal agreed

Alexis Mac Allister is edging closer to a transfer, with a reliable journalist now reporting he is “keen” on a move to Liverpool.

Brighton‘s midfielder, Mac Allister, is known to be one of Liverpool’s top transfer targets for the summer and now, Merseyside journalist Neil Jones of GOAL says the Argentine is “keen” on a move to Liverpool.

Jones added: “Anfield sources dismissed weekend reports that a £70 million deal was already close to being agreed, but it is understood that Mac Allister is keen on a move to Merseyside, with May seen as a key month in determining the World Cup winner’s future.”

Jurgen Klopp recently explained how he doesn’t just look at a player’s technical ability when making signings.

BRIGHTON & HOVE, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 29, 2023: Brighton & Hove Albion's Alexis Mac Allister (R) and Liverpool's Stefan Bajcetic during the FA Cup 4th Round match between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the Falmer Stadium. Brighton won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With this in mind, information from a former Red has made a move for Mac Allister even more likely.

“Klopp is believed to have received glowing feedback on the player’s character and training habits from Adam Lallana, Brighton’s former Liverpool midfielder,” GOAL reported.

“Mac Allister is the one they want, and the one they think they can get.”

After Brighton‘s 3-0 win over Arsenal, Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi told Sky Sports: “For sure we will lose some players, maybe Caicedo and Mac Allister.

“We have to be ready to bring in more good players and for the others – Mitoma, Estupinan – I think for them the best solution is to stay with us.”

Speaking in his press conference on Wednesday, he clarified his comments, saying: “I didn’t say it like this. I said there can be the possibility to lose some big players, like Caicedo maybe, Mac Allister, Mitoma.

“We are Brighton and I know the policy of our club. We have to be ready to bring in other good players with the right characteristics, the right condition of our club.”

Mac Allister isn’t the only midfielder that Liverpool are sizing up.

The most recent player Liverpool have been linked to is Bristol City’s Alex Scott, who won the Championship’s Young Player of the Season award for this campaign.