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Manchester City Target This £60M Midfielder Challenging Liverpool: Should Klopp Back Away Here?

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According to a report from Mirror, Liverpool are encountering obstacles in their pursuit of Alexis Mac Allister, valued at £60 million by Brighton. Manchester City have emerged as a potential competitor in signing the World Cup winner as the top four hopes of the Merseyside club bit the dust with Saturday’s draw against Aston Villa at Anfield.

Mac Allister’s Exceptional Performance in English Football

Mac Allister has been in remarkable form at the American Express Community Stadium, delivering influential displays for Brighton in midfield. The 24-year-old Argentine has impressively scored 12 goals and provided a couple of assists in 35 appearances across various competitions this season.

Mac Allister’s contributions extend beyond the scoreline, as he showcases his abilities on both ends of the pitch. In the Premier League, he boasts an average of 2.1 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 2.7 shots, 1.3 key passes, and 1.2 dribbles per 90 minutes.

Moreover, his passing accuracy stands at an impressive 87.6%, reflecting his proficiency in distributing the ball (stats via whoscored).

Alexis Mac Allister
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – MAY 04: Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton & Hove Albion is hacked down by Casemiro of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at American Express Community Stadium on May 04, 2023, in Brighton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

With Mac Allister’s contract at the Amex expiring in the summer of 2025, acquiring him at a reasonable price during this off-season won’t be easy for interested clubs.

Should Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Back Away From The Transfer Battle?

With Liverpool shifting their attention to the Europa League for the upcoming season, concerns arise regarding their ability to strengthen the squad during the summer transfer window. Additionally, doubts surface regarding their vulnerability to other clubs surpassing them in securing their primary transfer targets, including Mac Allister.

Meanwhile, Manchester City is making preparations for potential departures during the summer transfer window. Ilkay Gundogan’s contract is set to expire, and Bernardo Silva has expressed a desire to leave the Etihad Stadium and move to Spain. These developments come on the heels of Manchester City securing their fifth Premier League title in six seasons. Consequently, the Anfield club may face difficulties competing against Manchester City, who have more to offer Mac Allister, including the allure of Champions League football.

Considering all these factors, Jurgen Klopp should look for decent alternatives in the transfer market to be prepared for the consequences of failing to secure a Champions League place.

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