Jurgen Klopp provides update on Alexis Mac Allister

Alexis Mac Allister has become key cog for Jurgen Klopp this season following his move from Brighton last summer.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided the latest update on Alexis Mac Allister after missing the 5-2 win over Norwich City in the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The goals from Curtis Jones and Darwin Nunez, flanking Ben Gibson’s equalizer, secured a 2-1 lead for the hosts at halftime.

In the second half, Diogo Jota and Virgil Van Dijk extended the advantage before Borja Sainz pulled one back for Norwich.

Despite Norwich’s efforts, Liverpool sealed the victory with a late goal from Gravenberch in stoppage time.

Mac Allister was sidelined for the game at Anfield, and his absence was characterised as a precautionary measure due to a knock.

The 24-year-old had recently recovered from a knee injury that had kept him out for several weeks.

Despite his recent return, Alexis Mac Allister played a crucial role in Klopp’s side, contributing to their progression to the final of the Carabao Cup earlier in the week.

Speaking after the game against Norwich, the German told ITV: Alexis, he only rested today. He felt a little bit, so he is probably ready for Wednesday as well.

“The next game is around the corner, only three times sleeping and then you play Chelsea here, which is obviously a different game, and then Arsenal away.

“So we need them all and we need them in the best possible shape.”

Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Dominik Szoboszlai all marked their return from injury by making their first appearances in the game.

“It’s just good that they’re back, that Dom is back,” the 56-year-old added.

“Robbo was out for a long time, the other two boys not that long, so it was important for them all to have minutes.

“It might need a little bit, we will see there, but that they are back is super important.”

Mac Allister has made 23 appearances, scoring one goal and providing three assists across all competitions for Liverpool this season.

The World Cup winner joined the Reds from Brighton on a five-year contract after contributing to the Seagulls finishing sixth in the Premier League last season, securing European qualification for the first time.

Before his transfer, Mac Allister scored 20 goals in 112 appearances for Brighton and played a pivotal role in Argentina’s triumph in the 2022 World Cup.

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