Alexis Mac Allister's father, Carlos, has revealed why his son decided to join Liverpool over Chelsea and Manchester City. The 24-year-old midfielder was heavily linked with numerous top Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window following a meteoric rise to superstardom at Brighton.
During his time at the Amex Stadium, Mac Allister played a major role in Argentina winning the World Cup. Many believed that his impressive performances in Qatar would have seen his price tag rocket, but the Reds managed to secure his services for just an initial £35million.
In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, Carlos explained how he helped his son choose his next club – and it turns out that Jurgen Klopp went above and beyond. Mac Allister's father said: «The reason why Alexis went to Liverpool is because they showed so much interest in having him on their team.
»They showed a desire to count on him and we wanted Alexis to go to a team where he could be settled for the start of pre-season; move on the first day of the transfer window — all that stuff. This was so important because we wanted him to have a good preparation with the team he decided to sign with.
«Jurgen Klopp was crucial a figure in the transfer. He was talking with Alexis. When he received the phone call from Jurgen it was important in deciding which team he should choose to play for.
»Already Alexis likes to work with Jurgen, and Jurgen likes to work with Alexis. I think that is very important for a player to train at a place where you feel loved, and also your trainer and mates trust you at every moment."
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