Jurgen Klopp and Roberto De Zerbi both blown away by ‘absolutely incredible’ player in Liverpool’s win over Brighton


Jurgen Klopp and Roberto De Zerbi both hailed the same player following Liverpool’s victory over Brighton on Sunday.

Liverpool came from behind to beat Brighton 2-1 to return to the top of the Premier League.

Danny Welbeck opened the scoring in just the second minute as fans ruthlessly took aim at a Liverpool star for his role in the goal.

Luis Diaz levelled proceedings before Mohamed Salah slotted home in the 65th minute to secure all three points.

Alexis Mac Allister, who left Brighton for Liverpool last summer, played a sublime pass to Salah for his goal as he produced a dominant showing in the middle of the park.

And Klopp and De Zerbi were full of praise for the Argentine midfielder.

“I saw a lot of special performances today,” the Liverpool boss said. “Yes, Macca was incredible, absolutely incredible.

“But when you have that kind of talent, when you have that kind of character, then you should show that. That is Macca, he can do that so do it.”

Alexis Mac Allister celebrates Liverpool’s victory over Brighton. Image: Getty

Mac Allister’s former manager also spoke highly of his outing, applauding his ‘incredible’ assist.

“I think he became a great, great player,” the Italian added.

“The assist for the second goal was incredible. I’m happy, I’m proud for him because I worked with him, he deserves to be an important player in a big team.”

The 25-year-old has played 35 games across all competitions since his £35 million transfer last summer.

He’s become a key player under Klopp’s system, with Mac Allister making a huge impression as he’s deployed further up the field.

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