Liverpool’s new signing Alexis Mac Allister reveals Shocking reason why he chose shirt number 10 instead of 8
Following the completion of his deal with Brighton, new signing Alexis Mac Allister has now been handed his new squad number at Liverpool.
Mac Allister, 24, became Jurgen Klopp‘s first summer signing to form part of a summer rebuild of the Reds’ midfield, with the transfer being confirmed on Thursday.
After the move has been announced, Mac Allister will wear the No. 10 shirt for the Reds, left by Sadio Mane after his switch to Bayern Munich last summer.
The former Liverpool forward left Anfield in the summer of 2022, having made 269 appearances and scoring 120 times for the club, leaving an opening for the World Cup winner to take the No. 10 upon his arrival.
“I know how important the No. 10 is in football,” he explained in his first interview.
“I had the possibility to take the No. 8 as well, which is a big number for this club, because of Gerrard of course.
“But I decided on No. 10, because I’ve used it a lot of times, in Argentina, at Brighton, under-23s national team as well.
“It’s a number I really like and that’s why I chose it.”
Mac Allister will wear the jersey after the announcement of the transfer, just like Philippe Coutinho and Luis Garcia did before him. which is rumoured to be valued as little as £35 million.
It puts an end to months of rumors linking the midfielder with a move to Anfield after he caught the interest of several top clubs following an excellent campaign in which he won the World Cup with Argentina in Qatar.
He contributed significantly to Brighton’s outstanding season, which ended with a sixth-place finish. He made 40 appearances across all competitions and scored 12 goals for the Seagulls.
Mac Allister’s contract with the Reds will run until the summer of 2028 and his Liverpool debut could come on the opening day of the Premier League season in August.