Date: 8th June 2023 at 10:50am
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Liverpool have completed the signing of Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton and Hove Albion. 

The Reds officially announced the signing on Thursday morning, ending weeks of speculation linking the midfielder with a move to Merseyside.

Mac Allister, 24, joins Jurgen Klopp’s side on a long-term deal for an undisclosed fee and becomes Liverpool’s first signing of the summer.

The midfielder had been in sensational form for the Seagulls this season, and also played a key role in helping Argentina to World Cup glory in Qatar last year.

Having initially joined Brighton from Argentinos Juniors back in January 2019, the player returned to the club for a six-month loan spell, before joining Boca Juniors later that summer.

He spent six months on loan with Boca before returning to England in January 2020, and he then established himself as a regular for the south coast side.

In total, he made 112 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring 20 goals and providing nine assists.

This term, he played 40 times, including 35 times in the Premier League as the Seagulls recorded their highest ever finish in the competition and qualified for European football for the first time ever.

Mac Allister will join Liverpool when the transfer window officially opens

The player’s contract with Brighton was set to run until the summer of 2025, but it appears that those in charge of the club have decided to cash in on Mac Allister after a fine individual campaign.

Liverpool will lose three midfielders this summer – namely James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita – with the trios’ contracts all set to expire at the end of the month.

Milner, 37, has been heavily linked with a move to The Amex and could act as Mac Allister’s replacement if the Seagulls sign him as a free agent.

Loanee Arthur Melo, who joined the Reds from Juventus last summer, is also expected to return to to Turin this month having made just one appearance during his time on Merseyside.

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