Alexis Mac Allister enjoyed an impressive debut for Liverpool as they ran out 4-2 winners in their first game of pre-season.
The Reds took on German side Karlsruher and went 1-0 up early on through Darwin Nunez, now wearing the No.9 shirt following the departure of Roberto Firmino.
But the hosts turned things around at Wildparkstadion with goals from former Germany internationals Lars Stindl and Sebastian Jung.
He wowed Jurgen Klopp in training and he showed what he’s all about in the 90th minute when he nipped in to win the ball back for Liverpool before slipping in Jota with a delightful pass that left a defender on the floor.
The Portuguese forward rolled in his second goal in minutes and was sure to celebrate with Mac Allister.
In total, Mac Allister had 41 touches and completed 27 out of 32 attempted passes (84% accuracy), while also completing two long balls and one tackle.
He had two key passes to his name – one being the assist – and received a SofaScore of 7.5 for his performance. Only Mo Salah, Jota and Cody Gakpo had higher marks and Mac Allister’s promising first outing has been captured in a compilation from SVMM.
Fans liked what they saw from the Argentine and think he will be a fine addition to what could be a new-look Reds midfield.
One said: “Looks very good on the ball. Has great vision. Very creative. What a playmaker!”