“Klopp might complain”- Fans react as De Zerbi urged Brighton supporters to RESPECT ex-player Alexis Mac Allister after 2-2 draw against Liverpool

Alexis Mac Allister signed a 5-year-contract for Liverpool from Brighton in the summer window.


“Klopp might complain”-  Fans react as De Zerbi urged Brighton supporters to RESPECT ex-player Alexis Mac Allister after 2-2 draw against Liverpool

Alexis Mac Allister and De Zerbi. (Source: B/R Football)

Brighton’s head coach, Robert De Zerbi, showed a touching gesture towards his former player, Alexis Mac Allister, after Sunday’s game against Liverpool. Despite the match ending in a 2-2 draw, De Zerbi’s support for Mac Allister won the hearts of the football community.

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The match was played at Brighton & Hove Albion‘s home ground, the Amex Stadium. De Zerbi encouraged the home fans to cheer for Mac Allister throughout the game. The Argentine player received warm love and admiration from Brighton fans for his past successes with the team before joining Liverpool.

Alexis Mac Allister joined Liverpool at the beginning of the 2023/24 Premier League campaign. The popular transfer deal was estimated to be worth £35m. The main strategy was to improve the midfield impact on the games. Currently, Allister has signed a contract of 5 years with the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, has been taken aback by Zerbi’s surprising tactics and gameplay when they faced off in January 2023. Even in an interview, Klopp made some hard comments on Liverpool’s game quoting it as the ‘worst’. However, the recent delicate gesture made by De Zerbi toward the Argentine World Cup champion, Allister, has garnered much love and admiration from fans.

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Fans showered love upon the reunion of De Zerbi and Mac Allister

The heartfelt moment between De Zerbi and Mac Allister has sparked Twitter with mixed reactions. Most fans have praised such great and endearing moments between players and coaches. While some of the fans have resorted to trolls and funny jokes about the moment.

Liverpool's Alexis Mac Allister.
Alexis Mac Allister. (Source: ESPN)

Here are some reactions:

Social media and the football community erupted with respect shown by both the fans of Liverpool and Brighton. The exchange between De Zerbi and Mac Allister is another reminder as to why football is ‘the beautiful game’.

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