Jurgen Klopp has downplayed the severity of Alexis Mac Allister’s damage after the Liverpool midfielder limped off in Liverpool’s 4-3 pleasant defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Just earlier than the half-time whistle, with the rating tied at 2-2, Mac Allister went down uncomfortably when Andy Robertson known as for physio.
Replays confirmed the Argentine suffered a blow to the knee following a collision with Bayern’s Konrad Laimer, and needed to be helped again to his ft earlier than he was capable of run off unassisted.
Klopp gave an replace on his situation after full-time, revealing it was only a blow and he didn’t need to take any possibilities as Liverpool’s Premier League marketing campaign will get underway in simply 11 days once they meet Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
‘Yes, knee to knee. He could have played on,” Klopp said at his post-match press conference.
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“So I first obtained the data that it’s too painful, so then it was clear that we have been going to vary. No must push it by.
“When I spoke after that, he mentioned, ‘No, no, it would have been fine.’ But we didn’t need to go (with) dangers. It’s simply knee to knee, bruises, that’s all. It was advantageous.’
Mac Allister was one in all three gamers to be substituted at half time. Ibrahima Konate, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez got here earlier than him, Joel Matip and Diogo Jota.
It all appeared so constructive for Liverpool, who took the lead after simply two minutes by Cody Gakpo.
Things obtained even higher when Virgil van Dijk, newly appointed everlasting captain, made it 2-0 throughout the first half hour.
But Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern reacted nicely and halved the deficit, first by Serge Gnarby after which instantly by Leroy Sané.
The half-time adjustments noticed Gakpo transfer right into a midfield function, changing Mac Allister, with Nunez on high main the assault.
Liverpool re-took the lead by Diaz after the break, however Bayern took victory with two targets within the final 10 minutes.
Josip Stanisic leveled them and Frans Kratzig accomplished the comeback within the first minute of additional time.