According to La Repubblica, the English club Liverpool is ruɱored to have their sights set on the Argentine national team player Alexis Mac Allister.
Cody Gakpo, who is expected to be one of the World Cup’s breakout talents in 2022, has recently been acquired by the Reds.
Liverpool made a swift effort to get the top player from PSV Eindhoven and made the announcement of his signing on Wednesday.
“Liverpool Football Club have reached an agreement for the transfer of Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven,” the Reds said in a statement. The sale of Gakpo is contingent on Liverpool receiving a work permit for him.
In 2023, the Reds might definitely benefit from adding more players to their midfield ranks due to the facт that some players’ contracts will be expiring and their legs will be becoming older.
Despite the facт that Liverpool have been widely associated with Jude Bellingham, the ruɱor that Mac Allister will be joining the club is not sɦocking at all.
The contributions that Mac Allister made during the World Cup have caused his standing to significantly improve over the past few weeks.
Along the way to Argentina’s first World Cup victory since 1986, he dominated the midfield during Argentina’s match against France in the championship game and made an outstanding assist for Angel Di Maria.
Roberto De Zerbi, the manager of Brighton, referred to one of his players as “one of the finest” in Qatar.
We have a great deal of pride in Alexis. According to what De Zerbi was cited as saying by BBC Sport, “he was one of the finest players during the competition.”
I exchanged a number of texts with him, and I’m overjoyed for his success.
And Graeme Souness, a Liverpool veteran, said that he was “simply amazing” and that he was even better than Lionel Messi in the games that he covered.
Mac Allister’s admirers on Twitter drew parallels between him and players such as Andres Iniesta and Aaron Ramsey.
It has been suggested that the Brighton star would cost Liverpool £35 million, therefore the Reds might consider adding him to their roster with Bellingham.
Not injured, Gakpo is still at rιsk of delaying his Liverpool debut for ‘unbelievable’ reasons
Cody Gakpo’s Liverpool debut can be postponed until he familiarizes himself with Jurgen Klopp’s expectations for Merseyside.
The Reds confirmed a deal to sign Gakpo, subject to a medical, on Wednesday with the Netherlands international to officially join the club on 1 January when the transfer window opens.
A deal for Gakpo was confirmed on Wednesday
Liverpool’s first game of 2023 sees them take on Brentford in the capital on 2 January but their new forward could be made to wait for his debut.
Gakpo scored three times in Netherlands’ World Cup campaign but has barely trained since leaving Qatar, with players who played in the competition granted time off by their clubs.
Gakpo hasn’t trained for a long time since the World Cup
The 23-year-old only returned to training with PSV Eindhoven after his post-World Cup holiday on Thursday with the Daily Telegraph suggesting his debut for his new side may be delayed in order for him to get up to speed with Klopp’s high-pressing system.
While Liverpool are confident Gakpo has the qualities to adapt to the manager’s demands, it is suggested there could be a ‘period of conditioning’ before he is thrown into the starting XI.
With Luis Diaz ruled out until March and Diogo Jota likely to be unavailable until late January or early February, Gakpo will have the chance to nail down a role on the left of Liverpool’s ɑttack when he is introduced to the team.
Gakpo will wear the No.18 shirt
After their match against Brentford, Liverpool will play Wolves at home in their FA Cup third round clasɦ on January 7, and then they will travel to Brighton a week later.
On the final day of the month, the Reds will round out the month by playing at home against Chelsea.
Gakpo will face Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, when Liverpool play against them on March 4. Hag was one of the managers who was interested in signing Gakpo over the summer.
United were unable to compete with Liverpool for Gakpo’s signature after they spent more than £200 million on transfer business during the summer. Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk also played a part in selling the project to Gakpo, who is a countryman of van Dijk’s.