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Liverpool lead Manchester United in the race to land dynamic 24-year-old South American star



Liverpool lead Manchester United in the race to land dynamic 24-year-old South American star

Liverpool ‘frontrunners’ to sign Manchester United target and Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Alexis Mac Allister. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool ‘frontrunners’ to sign Manchester United target and Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Alexis Mac Allister

Premier League rivals Liverpool are the ‘frontrunners’ to sign Manchester United target Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton & Hove Albion, according to Fabrizio Romano on Instagram.

The Anfield side have already presented their proposal to the Argentina international ahead of the upcoming transfer window. Discussions are advancing for the midfielder to join the Merseyside outfit in the coming months.

As things stand, the 24-year-old is expected to part ways with the Seagulls early next summer. While the Red Devils are also interested in him, a lot will depend on the Old Trafford side’s ownership uncertainty.

Mac Allister is enjoying a stellar campaign at Brighton. He has made 34 appearances in all competitions this season for the Amex Stadium side, scoring 11 goals and providing two assists.

The Argentine also shone for his national side in the 2022 World Cup. In Qatar, the 24-year-old became a pivotal player for Lionel Scaloni’s team as they beat France to win the title.

Against United in the last few weeks, Mac Allister has showcased his quality. The midfielder was impressive in the FA Cup semi-finals as we won on penalties. On Thursday (4 May), the Argentine scored a penalty in the 99th minute to beat the Red Devils 1-0 in the PL.

Will Manchester United be able to pip Liverpool to sign Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Alexis Mac Allister? (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Liverpool have been underwhelming this term. They have an ageing engine room and have a lot of players in their ranks who are constantly on the sidelines, like Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

United’s midfield has been dominated by Casemiro and Christian Eriksen in the current campaign. The two have formed an impressive partnership in the midfield pivot positions. Apart from the two, Fred, Scott McTominay and Marcel Sabitzer are in our ranks for now.

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Therefore, the Red Devils could do evidently with more quality in the engine room. However, it remains to be seen whether we will be able to resolve our ownership uncertainty and challenge Liverpool to Mac Allister’s signature.

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Premier League club expecting bids in excess of £70m for Liverpool target this summer – Reports

Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly expecting bids in the excess of £70 million for Liverpool target Moises Caicedo.

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal saw a bid of the same amount rejected for the midfielder in January. The Gunners are still interested in the midfielder. Apart from them, Manchester United and Liverpool are also among the interested parties.

The Merseysiders look keen to reinforce their midfield in the summer. They have suffered from injury issues in the middle of the park. Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, on the other hand, have struggled for form. James Milner, meanwhile, will leave on a free transfer to join Brighton.

Hence, Liverpool are interested in bolstering their midfielder. Caicedo and his club teammate Alexis Mac Allister top the Reds’ wishlist.

Caicedo has been an important player for Roberto de Zerbi’s team this season. He has made 37 appearances for the Seagulls, scoring one goal and providing one assist.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke about his attackers interchanging positions

Liverpool have a host of attackers in their ranks. The likes of Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, and Roberto Firmino are also brilliant.

They often interchange positions at the top of the pitch to give the team’s attack more dynamics. Klopp was quizzed about the topic ahead of their Premier League clash against Brentford at Anfield on April 6. Speaking to the media, the German manager said (via the Reds’ website):

“We had that with Divock [Origi] when he played in the centre or came from the left. You need that, you need versatility, definitely. That’s what we have. That’s why we signed these players, because they can play different positions. Diogo played on the right wing; really good. Harvey came on now on the right wing, which is possible absolutely as well, so we have options.”

He added:

“That’s true. But that was the idea when we signed the players, that we don’t [have] players that can play only one position. It gives you really a struggle if somebody is injured then you don’t have a replacement on that position. So, we can react, I would say, in a good way.”

The Reds’ attacking prowess has been on display on the pitch as well. Despite them not performing at the top of their abilities, the Merseysiders have scored 66 goals in the Premier League so far this season.


Jamie Carragher has ended the Lampard vs Gerrard vs Scholes debate for good

Jamie Carragher thinks he has ‘killed’ the debate that pits Steven Gerrard against former England teammates Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard.

It remains one of the biggest discussion points in football – who was the better player: Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard?

For every person who thinks Frank Lampard was the best thing since sliced bread, another disagrees and claims Paul Scholes was the real midfield maestro.

Then again, others will say Steven Gerrard was the better player. Step forward Jamie Carragher, who is very much on the Gerrard bandwagon.

In fact, the former Liverpool defender, who played alongside Gerrard for the majority of his career, says it shouldn’t even be a debate.

Speaking on the brilliant That Peter Crouch Podcast, Carragher agreed after Crouch said Gerrard was the best player he’d played with “by far”.

Carragher said: “It’s not even close, is it? People think I don’t like Frank Lampard and I don’t like Paul Scholes, you know when this debate comes up, and I go, ‘They were amazing players, but it’s not even a debate, it’s not close.’”

The Sky pundit then goes on to explain his reasoning. “I’ll tell you what kills this debate,” he says. “Alex Ferguson tried to sign him and so did Jose Mourinho. And they had Scholes and Lampard.”

You can watch that segment below.

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In his autobiography, Gerrard recalled how former United full-back Gary Neville would put a word in for his manager on international duty.

“My agent, Struan Marshall, told me that, under Fergie, United had a decent pop at trying to sign me. Gary Neville would knock at my door during England camps,” he wrote.

“He’d come in for a chat and let me know how much United would love me to play for them. Gary told me Fergie had sent him.”

Jose Mourinho was also interested in bringing the Liverpool legend to Chelsea in 2002, during his first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.

In fact, Chelsea tabled a £32 million bid for Gerrard but the midfielder decided to stay at Anfield after much speculation.

Thoughts on Carragher’s take on the much-talked about debate? Is Gerrard ahead of the rest?