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Liverpool: Klopp reveals new role for Mac Allister ahead of Man City clash

Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool
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The Argentine international could play a more defensive role in Liverpool’s midfield setup for the game.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed confidence in Alexis Mac Allister’s ability to adapt to a defensive role as they face Manchester City on Saturday. 

Mac Allister, a £35 million signing from Brighton, has performed well in the makeshift midfield alongside Wataru Endo. Despite facing criticism for weaker performances in the No.6 position, Klopp remains unfazed, stating“It depends on how the whole team defends. Easy as that. If we do that properly then we have an incredible player in a central position who can find passes, a forward-thinking player.”

The Liverpool manager added on Mac Allister: “Is Macca a natural-born six? No. Did football develop in the last years in directions we couldn’t imagine before? Yes. Does that mean that a player like Macca can play the six. Definitely.”

Klopp has rebuilt Liverpool after a poor 2022-23 campaign, adding several new players to his side during the summer. This season, the Reds have bounced back to join Manchester City at the top of the table.

After facing their ultimate test of the season against City on Saturday, Liverpool will prepare to take on LASK in the Europa League five days later.