BREAKING: Liverpool Confirm Signing Alexis Mac Allister From Brighton [PHOTO/VIDEO]

BREAKING: Liverpool Confirm Signing Alexis Mac Allister From Brighton [PHOTO/VIDEO]—Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister for a fee believed to be in the region of just £35million.

The Argentina international was pictured at the Merseyside club’s AXA training ground on Tuesday evening to complete a medical before putting pen to paper on a long-term contract.

Mac Allister enjoyed an excellent campaign for both club and country, playing an integral role in his nation’s World Cup win as well as netting 10 times in the Premier League.

A contract extension he signed shortly before jetting out to Qatar included a release clause that Liverpool have now triggered, which is thought to be around the £35m mark – a bargain in today’s market.

All parties wanted the deal wrapped up before the 24-year-old jets out to Beijing next week for Argentina’s friendly against Australia, before then playing against Indonesia in Jakarta.

Speaking about the move, Mac Allister told the club’s official website: ‘It feels amazing. It’s a dream come true, it’s amazing to be here and I can’t wait to get started.

‘I wanted to be in [from] the first day of pre-season, so it’s good that everything is done. I’m looking forward to meeting my team-mates.

Argentina and Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister

Mac Allister was part of Argentina’s World Cup-winning team (Picture: Getty)

‘It was a fantastic year for me – World Cup, what we achieved with Brighton – but now it’s time to think about Liverpool and try to be a better player and a better human being every day.’

He added: ‘Since I won the World Cup, I said that I want to win more trophies and I think that this club will help me to do that – that’s the aim and when you are in a big club like this one you have to win trophies. So, that’s what I want.

‘Since I arrived here, I can see how big this club is – the players we have, the staff, everyone. I’m really pleased and looking forward to playing for this club.’

Mac Allister’s arrival kick-starts a massive midfield rebuild for Jurgen Klopp, who has lost James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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