Alexis Mac Allister praised for changing subject during post-match interview to talk about Cody Gakpo


Alexis Mac Allister took the opportunity to publicly back Liverpool teammate Cody Gakpo after their 3-1 win over Sheffield United – and his kind words are being praised by many.

The Argentine midfielder, who has been one of Liverpool’s standout performers this season following his £35 million move from Brighton, netted a goal of the season contender on Thursday night.

As Jurgen Klopp’s side pushed for a late winner, Anfield erupted in the 76th minute, when Mac Allister restored their lead with a strike out of the very top drawer.

The 25-year-old has been involved in 10 goals in his last 10 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions, and his contribution was praised by Klopp after Thursday’s full-time whistle.

“He is a super important player for us, a wonderful boy. I met his dad after the game. He said thank you, I said gracias. That was the full conversation,” Klopp said. “He is a wonderful player.”

Liverpool would later put the game to bed through Netherlands international Cody Gakpo, who has come under fire for his performances of late.

But in his post-match interview with TNT Sports, Mac Allister decided to praise his teammate in a moment that brought a huge smile to the face of Gakpo, who clearly appreciated the gesture.

“Let me say something, I’m really happy for this guy,” he said, changing the subject.

“He’s been working very, very hard and today he got his goal. I’m very glad because he’s one of these guys that works very hard, and he’s always positive and a good leader for the group.”

Mac Allister added: “I’m very happy for him and for the team.”

alexis giving a special mention to cody. this is family. ♥️♥️

— 🕸 (@766ers) April 4, 2024

Here’s how fans on social media reacted to Mac Allister’s interview.

One said: “Loved Mac Allister’s words about Gakpo there. Been a tough season for him, plenty of struggles, but 14 goals in all competitions, including some really decisive ones, is no mean feat.”

A second wrote: “Lovely to see this after a tough time for Cody,” while another commented: “Love this guy so much.”

A fourth commented: “Thought Gakpo looked really fit last night and seemed to have a bit more pace than usual too, can tell hes been putting in the work and deserves his goal.” 

A fifth added: “That post match interview absolutely sums this squad up. Mac Allister made sure he gave Gakpo the praise for his involvement (during a tough period). This team is so special.”

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With eight games remaining of the season, Liverpool sit two points ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League title race. They come up against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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