Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp: “I cannot wait to start working with Alexis”


Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp has stated that he cannot wait to start working with Alexis Mac Allister.

The Argentine officially joined Liverpool on Thursday and the coach is very much looking forward to working with the World Cup winner. Jürgen Klopp gave an interview to the club’s official website where he spoke about Mac Allister joining Liverpool:

“We are adding a very talented, very smart, very technically skilled boy to our squad and this is super news, really it is.

“I do not think the football world needs me to say too much about Alexis’ qualities because they are already pretty well known but it is clear that he is someone who can play in a number of positions in the midfield and is an all-rounder, I would say. He is calm and composed and someone with proper game intelligence.

Of course, he is a player we have known about for a long time and I have watched him grow from a young boy coming into the Premier League to a man who helped his country win the World Cup. That is quite a journey.

“My admiration and respect for what Brighton are doing is well known and Alexis has been a part of the journey that they have been on in becoming one of the toughest and best sides in the Premier League.

“I’m really happy his next steps will now be with us and we get to work with a player who is already excellent and experienced, but also has so much more to come given he is just 24 years old.

“He is just as excited to be joining and working with us and that already makes it a good partnership, but there is no pressure on him. He is still so young, so it is obvious he will only improve and our job is to help him take the next steps.

“I’m grateful to everyone at the club who helped make this transfer happen and I am sure I speak for everyone here when I say I cannot wait to start working with Alexis.

“It will be a bit of time before he is able to play at Anfield in front of our fans but in this modern world I am sure he will see how our supporters will welcome him to the Liverpool family when he looks at his phone today and sees the messages online. They will make him feel at home straight away. I have no doubt about that.”


  1. Number 10 for “Argentino Juniors’
    Number 10 for “Argentina U23”
    Number 10 for “Argentina Olympics team”
    Number 10 for “Brighton”
    Number 10 for “Liverpool”

    Still, only 24 years of age….!

    Hope Klopp will turn Mac Allister into the next level.

  2. Klopp, De Zerbi and Guardiola all praised him. As long as Klopp does not play him as a holding mid or DM (they have Fabinho for that), I think Mac should do well as one of their box-to-box mids in their typical 4-3-3.

    • The main role for Mac Allister in Liverpool will be LCM in 433.

      He may also be used as DM/AM in other formations like 4231 or 343.

      Every coach he worked with supported him always. Getting praise from Pep and Klopp shows his quality.

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