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Klopp claims Mac Allister isn’t playing in his natural position

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claims new signing Alexis Mac Allister isn’t playing in his natural position in this current campaign.

The 2022 World Cup winner joined the Mersyside club from Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer transfer window. As per SkySports, Reds payed a initial transfer fee of £ 35 million for Mac Allister.

The 23-year-old midfielder has been a regular for Liverpool in this current campaign. However, many are suggesting that Mac Allister isn’t playing in his natural position.

Mac Allister has just provided one assist in seven Premier League appearances this season. He also made two substitute outings in the UEFA Europa League.

Klopp is happy with Mac Allister’s progress at the club

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is quite impressed with Mac Allister’s progress in this current campaign.

The German initially thought that Mac Allister might not be able to play as No.6 for Liverpool. But the Argentine managed to play in his new position at the Mersyside club.

Speaking on Liverpool’s official website, Klopp said :-

“No, we didn’t even look for his best position yet, we just use him. He’s a fantastic player.

“I love everything about him, super-smart, tactically and off the pitch as well. So that’s really, really nice to work with him.

“If we as a team defend well, he can play definitely the six, definitely.

“Did I know that before? I had a guess, but I was not sure because I didn’t know exactly how all the other boys will do defending and because we defend more compact and better than we did in our bad phases last year.

“We have small spaces and then it’s really, really good because he sees the situations really well, and from there we have an extra footballer on the pitch and it’s really cool.

“But best position, he’s too young for me to know it already, he’s a midfielder, I can tell you that, he’s a midfielder – and I’m happy about having him.”

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