Alexis MacAllister seals transfer to Liverpool from Brighton

Jurgen Klopp completes his first signing of the close season

Jurgen Klopp completes his first signing of the close season Credit: Brian F Smyth (ETPhotos)

Alexis MacAllister, Argentina's midfield maestro, has officially joined Liverpool after successfully completing his medical and agreeing to personal terms. 

MacAllister, a key figure in Argentina's World Cup win in Qatar last December, leaves Brighton & Hove Albion to become Liverpool's first signing of the summer window.

This move comes just half a year after he contributed significantly to his national team's global triumph.

“It feels amazing. It’s a dream come true, it’s amazing to be here and I can’t wait to get started," Mac Allister expressed his excitement about joining Liverpool in an interview with

“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.”

Before his time at Brighton, MacAllister had played for Argentinos Juniors, from where he made the switch in January 2019.

He was quickly loaned back to his home club for six months, followed by a temporary stint with Boca Juniors.

The midfielder made his Premier League debut in March 2020, racking up a total of 112 appearances for Brighton, including 98 in the Premier League.

MacAllister scored 20 goals and provided nine assists during his tenure at the south-coast club.

Internationally, MacAllister has made 16 appearances for Argentina and scored the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Poland during their successful World Cup campaign.

He started six games at the tournament, including assisting Angel Di Maria in the final match against France.

With his transfer to Liverpool, MacAllister becomes the seventh Argentinian to don the Liverpool jersey.

“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," Mac Allister said, setting his sights on further success with his new club.