Alexis Mac Allister makes major Liverpool future claim after transfer interest

Liverpool midfielder Alexis Mac Allister
-Credit: (Image: TyC Sports)

Liverpool midfielder Alexis Mac Allister has declared he is at "the right club" and has shared the message he was given by departed Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.

Mac Allister proved one of the bargains of the season with an impressive debut campaign for the Reds following his £35million move from Brighton 12 months ago.

The 25-year-old contributed seven goals and seven assists despite spending more than half the season employed as a defensive midfielder before being pushed into a more accustomed advanced role.

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Such form has further brought World Cup winner Mac Allister, who was in the team that won the League Cup at Wembley against Chelsea at February, to the attention of rival clubs, with reports in Spain claiming Real Madrid have an interest in the Argentina international.

But in revealing the message he was given by Klopp before the German exited Anfield last month, Mac Allister effectively dismissed talk of leaving Liverpool this summer.

"At one point we gave each other a hug and he told me that it was a shame that we had only shared a year, but it gave me a lot of confidence for the future and everything that comes," said the midfielder.

"He told me what I knew, which was that I was in the right club to continue growing."

Of being at Liverpool, Mac Allister added: "Everything works well, it is not a club with big egos and everyone tries to help you as much as they can.

"On the field everything is different, because everything can be very nice outside, but you have to perform on the inside. I have had to play in various positions and I enjoyed it a lot, I am happy to be in a club as big as Liverpool."

Mac Allister is currently with the Argentina squad preparing for the forthcoming Copa America in the United States. Lionel Scaloni's side face Canada, Chile and Peru in the group stage and are considered favourites for the competition.

"We know that if we are good, we can fight and beat anyone," said Mac Allister to Argentina news outlet TyC Sports. "We know that it is going to be a very tough Copa America. If you look at the last few months, teams like Uruguay, Ecuador or Colombia are becoming very strong. Brazil is obviously the same team as always with great players. There are many candidates."