Alexis Mac Allister set to be handed 'dream' shirt number when he completes Liverpool move
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Alexis Mac Allister could be given his dream shirt number at Liverpool if he completes a move to the Merseyside club as expected.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims Liverpool have triggered a release clause in Mac Allister's contract at the Amex Stadium, which will see them pay just £35m for the Argentina international.
Mac Allister has already agreed terms on a five-year deal at Anfield, reportedly worth £150,000 per week.
The player was pictured leaving Liverpool's AXA Training Centre on Tuesday night after completing his medical, with the transfer expected to be announced soon.
What shirt number will Mac Allister wear at Liverpool?
A move to Liverpool would cap a memorable season for Mac Allister, who helped Brighton come sixth in the Premier League – their highest-ever league finish.
He was also a key member of Argentina's victorious squad that triumphed at the World Cup in Qatar.
Playing for Liverpool will be a major step up in club football for the midfielder, and he could be allowed to keep his dream shirt number if he joins the Reds.
Mac Allister wore the number 10 shirt at Argentinos Juniors and kept it after signing for Brighton.
The number 10 has not been worn at Liverpool for a season after its previous owner, Sadio Mane, departed last summer for Bayern Munich.
Other players to previously wear the shirt at Anfield include Philippe Coutinho, John Barnes and Michael Owen.
What other options does he have?
There are several other iconic shirt numbers available to Mac Allister, should he fancy a change.
James Milner's number seven shirt has also been vacated, along with Naby Keita's number eight and Roberto Firmino's number nine.
All three players left the club this summer along with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who wore the less prestigious number 15 shirt at Anfield.
Mac Allister wears the number 20 shirt for Argentina but this isn't an option at Anfield, with Diogo Jota currently in possession of it.