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Alexis Mac Allister: Liverpool moving fast to beat Manchester United to World Cup winner



Alexis Mac Allister: Liverpool moving fast to beat Manchester United to World Cup winner

Liverpool have already got the ball rolling with their efforts to sign Brighton star Alexis Mac Allister, as they aim to beat arch-rivals Manchester United to the Argentine midfielder’s signature.

A midfield revamp is on the cards at Anfield this summer, and Mac Allister has been identified as a top target by the Reds.

The 24-year-old – who played a key role in Argentina’s 2022 World Cup triumph, setting up Angel Di Maria’s goal to make it 2-0 in the final against France – has been one of the star men this season for Brighton, who are currently breathing right down Liverpool’s necks in the race for Europe.

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According to Football Insider, Liverpool have been in touch with Mac Allister’s representatives in a bid to make him their first acquisition of the upcoming transfer window.

Man Utd and Manchester City have also been linked with moves for Mac Allister, who has an Expected Transfer Value (xTV) of €33.2m (£29.1m).

However, Brighton are said to value the him at more than twice that amount, with talkSPORT claiming that the Seagulls could demand as much as €70m (£61.2m).

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Mac Allister has scored a career-high 11 goals for Brighton this term

From Buenos Aires to Brighton

One of a large South American influx at Brighton in recent years, Mac Allister joined the Seagulls in an €8m switch from Argentinos Juniors back in 2019.

After immediately returning on loan to Argentina with his former club, then later with Boca Juniors, Mac Allister made his Brighton debut late in the 2019/20 campaign.

He’s gone on to feature 106 times for the Seagulls in all competitions, scoring 19 goals – the most recent of which was a dramatic 99th-minute penalty winner at home Man Utd on Thursday night.


Graeme Souness describes ‘boiling’ Roy Keane and Gary Neville exchange after Liverpool thrashed 

Graeme Souness has described his on-air spat with Gary Neville as the most enjoyable television he worked on after Liverpool humiliated Manchester United 7-0.

The iconic Reds midfielder was in the studio alongside Jamie Carragher and the former United pairing of Roy Keane and Neville. Prior to the rout, Souness predicted that Jurgen Klopp’s side would come out on top against their rivals at Anfield.

His response brought wry smiles from the Red Devils contingent on the panel as they poked fun at the Scot for his views ahead of the clash. Erik ten Hag’s side visited Merseyside in fine form and were looking to complete a league double over Liverpool during a period of crisis in L4.

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Two goals apiece from Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez fired the Reds on their way as Roberto Firmino rounded off the scoring to complete a damaging day in United’s history. Following the match, Souness and Neville were involved in a heated debate following the win.

Speaking on Up Front with Simon Jordan, the 69-year-old detailed the mood behind-the-scenes from a United point of view with Neville and Keane in attendance. Following his pre-match prediction, which was scrutinised, he had the last laugh.

“I think Roy [Keane] was boiling inside but took it gracefully, he knew his team were miserable and Gary [Neville] chose to see it that Man United weren’t that bad and Liverpool weren’t that good,” said Souness.

“We turned up before the game, before we went on air there was a bit of banter between us… I was asked a question off-air ‘what do you think the result will be?’ and I said ‘I don’t know why I think this, but Liverpool will have a really good day and I think they will win and win well’.

“Half-an-hour later, we’re on air and Gary said to me ‘are you going to repeat what you said off-air?’. I said yeah, we’ll win and win well so Liverpool do that.

“After the game, we’re up in the studio there’s the four of us Carra [Jamie Carragher], Gary, Roy and during the break, Gary said Liverpool weren’t very good today. I was willing to repeat what I said on the air, are you willing to do the same and he was reluctant to do it.

“I have to say I enjoyed that bit of television as much as any television I worked on for the last 20 years. My team beat their biggest rivals 7-0, it was a great day for me all round.”


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Liverpool will play national anthem at Anfield to mark King Charles’ coronation

Liverpool have announced that they will play the national anthem before their match on Saturday.

The Premier League have urged every club to play the national anthem ‘God Save The King’ across the stadiums at the weekend.


Anfield will play the national anthem on Saturday


The coronation of King Charles will go ahead on Saturday and the league want to commemorate the occasion.

Liverpool wrote in a statement: “Before kick-off and in recognition of the Premier League’s request to mark the coronation, players and officials will congregate around the centre circle when the national anthem will be played.

“It is, of course, a personal choice how those at Anfield on Saturday mark this occasion and we know some supporters have strong views on it.”


As many grounds around the country at the weekend, the players and officials will congregate around the centre circle as the national anthem will play.

Last year, Liverpool fans booed and jeered as ‘God Save The King’ rang out at Wembley when they faced Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

The Royal Family have never been popular in the city and many Reds fans are anti-monarch, thus singing the national anthem would appear to be giving their backing to the regime.


Much of the UK is expected to come to a standstill on May 6

Liverpool host Brentford in the Premier League with a chance to secure a sixth successive win in the division.

After Manchester United’s dramatic last-gasp loss to Brighton, it has given the Reds a glimmer of hope of making it into the top four.

They sit four points behind their old rivals, though they have also played an extra game.