Pundit Jamie Carragher claims Liverpool midfielder Alexis Mac Allister clearly lacks pace in the midfield in this current campaign.
The Argentine international arrived at Anfield in the summer transfer window. He was expected to flourish at the Mersyside after winning the 2022 World Cup at Qatar.
However, it hasn’t worked out Mac Allister so far. He’s not played in his natural position in the midfield as Jurgen Klopp have been deploying in the number six position.
Speaking on Sky Sports Football podcast, Jamie Carragher discussed about struggled of Mac Allister. He also claimed that Liverpool might sign a holding midfielder in future.
Carragher claims Liverpool stil requires a holding midfielder
Jamie Carragher gave his verdict on Mac Allister and said :-
“He’s a completely different type of player to Fabinho in that role. In that on the ball, he’s going to try and get Liverpool moving, getting them on the ball, receiving the ball with his back to play and flicking around the corner to the opposite full-back and basically, he’s part of the build up that includes the goalkeeper, centre backs really splitting wide and he comes really deep to get on the ball – and that’s certainly a strength of his.
“But he’ll certainly be asked questions tomorrow that he hasn’t been asked before in a Liverpool shirt with the quality of Manchester City and the players they have around them and how quickly they can counter attack as well. So, this is going to be the sort of acid test for him in that role.
“I still do think Liverpool are still looking for a holding midfield player. They put a bid in for [Moises] Caicedo when [Mac Allister had already been signed] so that tells you, I think, that they’re still looking for somebody in that role. But whether that happens in January or next summer because on the back of pulling out of that transfer, he went and brought [Ryan] Gravenberch, who’s a number eight. So maybe they then thought, ‘Well, okay, we’ll play Mac Allister as the lone six for the rest of the season’, and Liverpool have done really well, but at times you will get caught out defensively.”
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