New signing Alexis Mac Allister was used as a deep-lying midfielder during Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Darmstadt and Klopp could use the Argentine in a similar role this season. However, the German said that Mac Allister would not play in the position during ‘too open’ matches.
Klopp said: “He’s a top-class player – on the ball [and] without the ball. We had our moments where we were a bit too open, that’s clear, but we are not used to it. That’s why I said we had to work on it. We will do that. We have to try it and test a couple of different things.
“Yes, in a compact formation, Alexis can play there, definitely. If he’s there alone, should he play there? No. But now he showed just how good a footballer he is and how good he understands the game because he played here now [for] the first time for us at least and he did really well.”