Mac Allister responds after Klopp said he was ‘relieved’ to came off at Wolves

Mac Allister responds after Klopp said he was ‘relieved’ to came off at Wolves

Liverpool midfielder Mac Allister was pictured breathing from an oxygen tube as they played Bolivia, which was a concern for Klopp.

He admitted that he found it difficult to play for Liverpool at Wolves so soon after returning from international duty.

Moreover, Jurgen Klopp said the Argentina international was “relieved” to be taken off at half-time.

The midfielder had a game to forget as he gave the ball away quite too often. He was subbed in the break with Liverpool trailing 1-0 by that time. But they went on to turn the game around and win 3-1.

Meanwhile, the Argentine was pictured breathing from an oxygen tube in the early hours of Wednesday morning during international duty.

The World Champions played Bolivia in La Paz which is infamous for its extremely high altitude. Moreover, players are frequently known to have suffered while playing there.

Did Jurgen Klopp made a mistake by starting Mac Allister?

Luis Diaz replaced Mac Allister at the break and played a key role as Liverpool turned the game around.

Thanks to strikes from Cody Gakpo and Andy Robertson plus an own goal from Hugo Bueno, the Reds won 3-1.

Klopp admitted that he had perhaps made a mistake picking the fatigued Mac Allister against Wolves.

“The good thing about the first half was that it was that bad that I didn’t think we could play the second half like that.

Obviously we wanted to start completely differently, but for whatever reason it was not possible for the boys, you can see it. Low energy level, Macca [Mac Allister], some others as well, you could just see they struggled.

We couldn’t change five times at half-time, so we thought we’d change the system and one player, and give us a bit more speed up front, natural speed. He had some good moments in the first half but he was not disappointed to come off, more relief.”

Moreover, new signing Szoboszlai also spoke about the Wolves match.

“At half-time the manager talked to us about the passion and what we needed in the second half, the work and what we needed to put into the game. I think we switched the formation and then everybody did their job and we turned the game.

I think everyone would be even happier if we were not 1-0 down! But if we like to win like this then let’s continue, but let’s win at the end of the day, always.”

Meanwhile, Mac Allister took to social media after the game.

“It’s never easy but extremely important to win after the international break. Nice to be back.”

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