Jurgen Klopp explains why Mac Allister was taken off

Alexis Mac Allister was substituted at half-time in Liverpool’s victory over Wolves.

Liverpool gained an easy 3-1 win over Wolves at the Molineux Stadium to continue with their unbeaten start in the Premier League.

The team struggled with energy levels in the first half, particularly with Alexis Mac Allister who was taken off at half-time.

The 24-year-old played two games for Argentina in the international break and still kept his starting spot in the Reds XI.

The Argentine international was booked five minutes into the game and gave the ball away multiple times in the starting 45 minutes.

Jurgen Klopp explains why Mac Allister was relieved when he was taken off in the break.

“He was done – yellow card and he was exhausted in the first half already. We know how good Alexis is and first half, the decision-making. We saw in the week when he has the oxygen mask, I’m not sure where but I thought a couple of times, they should have left it there a little bit longer. It was just tough.

“Come on, that’s it for the day and a yellow card. In a game like this, it’s pretty likely you come in a challenge a bit too late and get a second yellow and that’s it. I think he was not really disappointed when we took him off, I think it was more of a relief.”


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