Jurgen Klopp singles out two players as key to Liverpool’s title charge

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp selected two individuals for praise from his vastly talented squad ahead of the Arsenal clash.

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has been dishing out some serious praise for his squad, particularly shining the spotlight on Alexis Mac Allister and Diogo Jota. 

With the Reds riding high after a crucial victory over Chelsea, Klopp’s words add an extra layer of excitement ahead of their showdown with Arsenal.

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Jota: The Complete Package

Klopp’s admiration for Diogo Jota is palpable, lauding the Portuguese forward as the “complete package.” Jota’s resilience and knack for bouncing back from injuries have caught the manager’s eye, especially after his swift return to form post a muscle injury on Boxing Day. 

“He just has it. He is a complete package, and he knows that and everyone knows that,” Klopp gushed about Jota, highlighting the forward’s intelligence and versatility on the pitch. 

Diogo Jota scores Liverpool's opening goal || Imago

Diogo Jota scores Liverpool’s opening goal || Imago

Jota’s ability to light up the game with his speed, freshness, and explosiveness, combined with his smart play, is something Klopp believes sets him apart, not just in Liverpool but as a shining example of Portugal’s rich footballing talent.

Mac Allister: The Football Doctor

On the other hand, World Cup-winning Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister has also caught Klopp’s eye, earning the title of a “football doctor” from the Liverpool boss. 

Mac Allister in action for Liverpool || Credit: Imago

Mac Allister in action for Liverpool || Credit: Imago

Klopp’s praise for Mac Allister isn’t just about his on-field skills; it’s about his football IQ, something the manager attributes to a family steeped in football culture. 

“Very [impressed], I’m over the moon. Macca is just like a football doctor,” Klopp shared, expressing his gratitude towards Mac Allister’s father for instilling such deep footballing knowledge and understanding in his son. 

Mac Allister’s role in Liverpool’s play, both in possession and tactical smartness, has been crucial, making him an invaluable asset in the team’s quest for glory.

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