Carragher explains Mac Allister concern despite ‘steal’; calls for three more Liverpool signings

Will Ford
Liverpool to sign Mac Allister

Jamie Carragher has explained the one concern he has over Liverpool’s £35m signing of Alexis Mac Allister despite labelling his capture a “steal”.

Mac Allister, who was one of the stars of Qatar 2022 and has been a standout performer for Brighton for the last two seasons, moved to Liverpool last week for £35m.

Although that fee could rise to £55m with add-ons, Carragher isn’t alone in thinking the move is a “steal” for his former club, with multiple rumours suggesting interested parties would have to pay around £70m for the World Cup winner.

“Well, he is certainly a good player, whether he ends up being a good signing as well we will see when the season starts,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“It looks like he can play every position in midfield, which will help Liverpool, but he looks a super talent.”

But the pundit also fired a warning to his former club, considering the other Brighton players, like Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma, who have moved from the Amex and struggled.

“Brighton are a brilliant team, the only thing I would say is a lot of players have come out of Brighton and not replicated the Brighton form in other teams,” he added.

“So is that because they are part of a special system at Brighton? [Roberto] De Zerbi has been fantastic this season, so that will be interesting to see.

“But it is a great signing, especially when considering the price as well – £35m is a steal for a World Cup winner, someone who has got Premier League experience and is only 24.”

Looking ahead to the rest of the summer window, Carragher explained which other positions Liverpool will look to strengthen.

“They need another midfielder at least, I think Liverpool will end up getting at least another two midfield players and I think they will need a defender as well,” Carragher said.

“Whether that is a centre back, or a full back, remains to be seen. There is a lot of talk whether Liverpool will keep with the system that they finished the season with, I think that is really interesting.

“But I think they will get another three players in, a defender and two midfielders.”

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