Jamie Carragher Advocates for Mason Mount’s Potential Move to Liverpool
Mason Mount’s future at Chelsea has been the subject of much speculation lately, with Liverpool rumoured to be keeping a keen eye on the midfielder. A player that Jamie Carragher firmly believes can provide the added “goal threat” Liverpool need.
Mason Mount: The Red’s Midfield Target
Liverpool’s interest in the 24-year-old has been increasing since last November. With only a year left on his Chelsea contract, rumours are rife that if a new deal isn’t agreed upon, Mount may be sold. This situation certainly seems like an opportunity for Liverpool to capitalise on.
Some Reds supporters, however, remain divided on the potential transfer. Carragher, however, staunchly backs this move, expressing his admiration for Mount in a recent podcast with The Anfield Wrap.
“Mason Mount is a funny one in that people always seem a little bit down on him for whatever reason,” quipped Carragher, the Reds’ ex No. 23.
“I’ve never got it, I’m a huge fan. He’s a Champions League winner. I really like him.”
The Added Value of Mason Mount
Mason Mount’s pressing energy and increased scoring threat compared to the current midfielders are attributes Carragher respects. “He’s got energy to press, he’d provide a greater goal threat from midfield than we have from Jordan in that position right now,” he explained.
Carragher also highlighted Mount’s valuable experience, having been chosen by each of Chelsea’s top managers, and his additional advantage of being a homegrown player. As Liverpool risks losing up to four homegrown talents this summer, this point is particularly significant.
Securing the England international’s services, however, won’t come cheap. Chelsea has reportedly placed a hefty £70 million price tag on him. Yet, if Chelsea is compelled to sell, Mount might be obtainable for a much lower price.
The Reds’ Summer Strategy
Liverpool is expected to act swiftly this summer, and Mount, along with Alexis Mac Allister, are high on their list of midfield targets. Yet, Carragher is adamant about the need for defensive reinforcements too.
Carragher: “If we brought Mac Allister and Mason Mount in I’d be delighted with that,” he added. “I definitely want us to bring a defensive midfield player in as well, because Mount and Mac Allister are more offensive midfield players.”
Carragher stressed Liverpool’s need to fortify their defence to compete for major trophies and challenge Manchester City. Yet, Liverpool’s links to Sporting’s Manuel Ugarte, a defensive midfielder, were quickly dismissed by club sources.
The summer transfer window is shaping up to be an exciting one for Liverpool, with Mason Mount’s potential arrival being one of the major talking points.