Reds have ‘unexpected ally’ who can ‘excite’ for Klopp amid £70m pursuit

Reds have ‘unexpected ally’ who can ‘excite’ for Klopp amid £70m pursuit

Brighton’s Adam Lallana may persuade Alexis Mac Allister to step up his current squad by joining his former club Liverpool, a report has claimed.

Lallana left the Reds to join Brighton on a free transfer in 2020.

The 34-year-old has managed just 16 Premier League appearances this season as he continues to struggle with injuries.

Albion didn’t miss it at all, with Mac Allister taking his game to another level.

After winning the World Cup with Argentina last December, the 24-year-old is having the best season of his career and as a result is expected to move to Liverpool and Manchester United.

Valued at €42m (£36.6m) by Transfermarkt, many reports say it will cost up to £70m, while Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb recently said Brighton and Liverpool have agreed a fee worth £53m.

This is probably not true and has been denied by well known journalist Andy Naylor, which says the Seagulls have not received any contact from the Redsand do not expect any contact.

With Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looking to bring Mac Allister to Anfield, he may have a secret weapon at Amex that can help bring about a deal.

Fichajes says Klopp has made Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham his main target, but the 19-year-old will go to Real Madrid, meaning Mac Allister is now his priority.

The German coach has an ‘unexpected ally’ in Brighton playmaker Lallana, who spent six years at Liverpool.

The 34-year-old can «persuade» Mac Allister to join the Reds and «would be thrilled about Klopp’s squad with his teammate.»

To suggest that Lallana «favored her former club» over the one she’s contracted for until 2024 is… ridiculous.

Lallana helped persuade James Milner to join Brighton when his Liverpool contract expires at the end of the season, according to Football Insider.

Klopp is reportedly keen to keep Milner, but the Reds hierarchy doesn’t want to keep him.

Fabrizio Romano has told Here We Go and a deal for Albion to sign the 37-year-old looks nailed.

Having made an impressive 616 Premier League appearances, Milner will bring with him extensive experience on the South Coast which could be hugely crucial if the Seagulls qualify for European football.

A report from Football Insider said Milner «contacted» his former Liverpool team-mate Lallana, who persuaded the experienced midfielder to join when his Reds contract expired in the summer.

Lallana «spoke highly of the club» and told Milner about his «long-term goals».

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