Liverpool fans can breathe a sigh of relief as manager Jurgen Klopp moves to allay concerns over Alexis Mac Allister’s knee injury. The 24-year-old, acquired from Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this summer, was forced to leave the pitch during a pre-season match against Bayern Munich after sustaining a knock to his knee.
While Mac Allister’s substitution raised worries about his availability for the start of the new Premier League season, Klopp offered a reassuring update. He confirmed that the injury was a result of a knee-on-knee collision, leading to a bruise. Mac Allister, however, indicated that he could have continued playing, but the club opted not to take any risks.
The positive news comes as a relief for Liverpool, who have already witnessed several departures from their midfield ranks, including Fabinho and Jordan Henderson signing for clubs in the Saudi Pro League. With a need to replace key players, the Reds are actively seeking reinforcements.
While Southampton’s Romeo Lavia remains their priority target, the club is currently facing resistance over the player’s £50 million valuation. As an alternative, Liverpool has identified Brazil international Andre of Fluminense, who may be available for £20 million.
With players like Mac Allister, Stefan Bajcetic, Curtis Jones, Thiago Alcantara, Harvey Elliott, and Trent Alexander-Arnold at Klopp’s disposal, the manager has options to shape his midfield three.
The positive update on Mac Allister’s injury ensures that Liverpool can maintain their preparations for the upcoming season without immediate concerns about the player’s availability. As the Premier League kick-off draws near, the Reds will be eager to hit the ground running with their strengthened squad.