Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has performed down fears there may be something to fret about after summer time signing Alexis Mac Allister was withdrawn unexpectedly throughout Wednesday’s 4-3 pre-season defeat to Bayern Munich in Singapore.
Mac Allister didn’t return for the second half after taking a knock to his knee earlier than the interval. Joel Matip and Diogo Jota had been the one different Liverpool gamers to come back off at half-time, with Klopp not choosing the mass adjustments extra generally seen in early pre-season.
The Reds invested an preliminary £35m that might rise to £55m to signal the 2022 World Cup winner from Brighton in June, so his sudden absence was of concern to followers lower than two weeks earlier than the opening Premier League recreation away at Chelsea.
However Klopp didn’t look like frightened when he spoke after the sport, even suggesting that it will have been potential for Mac Allister to play on had there been extra at stake.
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“Knee on knee,” the boss defined at a post-match press convention.
“He might have performed on. Firstly I bought the data that it is too painful, in order that was then clear that we’ll change. There is no have to push him by way of.
“Once I spoke afterwards, he mentioned, ‘No, no, I’d have been advantageous.’ However we did not need to take any dangers. It is simply knee on knee, bruise, that is it. It was advantageous.”
Liverpool initially led 2-0 within the recreation because of first half targets from Cody Gakpo and new full-time captain Virgil van Dijk. Bayern had managed to deliver it again to 2-2 by half-time, just for Luis Diaz to re-establish a lead with 1 / 4 of the sport left. However additional targets from Bayern’s Josip Stanisic and Fran Kratzig turned it round for the German champions within the closing levels.
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