Alexis Mac Allister has admitted it is "never easy" to return to club action after the international break following Liverpool’s win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Mac Allister started in midfield for Liverpool in the Midlands but picked up a yellow card inside four minutes and was replaced at half-time by Luis Diaz. At that sage the Reds were trailing 1-0 to Gary O'Neil's men.
Mac Allister only returned to training with Liverpool on Friday after being on international duty with Argentina. The World Cup winner had required breathing apparatus to manage the high altitude in Bolivia.
Goals from Cody Gakpo and Andy Robertson helped turn the game in the Reds' favour before Hugo Bueno diverted Harvey Elliott’s strike past his own goalkeeper to seal all three points for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
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And taking to Instagram after the game, Mac Allister wrote: "It’s never easy but extremely important to win after the international break. Nice to be back."
Speaking after the win at Molineux, Liverpool boss Klopp admitted Mac Allister was "relieved" to be brought off at the break.
He said: "He was done. Yellow card, and he was exhausted in the first half already.
"We know how good Alexis is; in the first half his decision-making, we saw during the week when he had the oxygen mask on, I thought a couple of times they should have left it on a little bit longer – that would have helped maybe!
"It was just tough. When you’re in a game like this, it’s pretty likely you’ll come to a challenge a bit too late, and then you have the second yellow, and that’s it. That’s all.
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