Liverpool midfielder Alexis Mac Allister suffered a game-ending injury against Bayern Munich today.
The two had some teething issues against Bayern, but the positives far outweighed the negatives. That was until Mac Allister was spotted taking a hit to the knee and needing physio attention. According to journalist Ian Doyle via X, the 24-year-old’s teammates were immediately concerned.
“Mac Allister down injured,” Doyle reports. “LFC players around him were immediately calling for attention. Doesn’t look good.”
This being a pre-season game, it’s certain that Mac Allister won’t come out for the second half. In the meantime we’re crossing absolutely everything that it isn’t as serious as it sounds.
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This is absolutely the last thing we needed right now. Of course, there’s no need to panic just yet and we should wait and see the extent of the issue.
But anything to do with knees will rightfully make supporters nervous. If things go wrong, players can end up missing months and months.
For Liverpool, that would be nothing short of disastrous in this instance. They are already short of starting level midfielders right now. Losing Mac Allister less than two weeks before the start of the season would be terrible.
As they chase both Romeo Lavia and Andre Trindade, they may even need to add a third name to that list. As things stand, Mac Allister really is that important.
But let’s not think of that just now. Best case scenario is that Mac Allister is absolutely fine. He may miss the final friendly of pre-season but should then be back for a week on Sunday.
As soon as Jurgen Klopp gets in-front of the cameras post-match, it’s likely to be the first thing he’s asked. Let’s hope for the best news possible.
Until then, let’s enjoy the second half and pray for no more injuries.