Luton veteran Townsend impressed by Mac Allister at Liverpool

Luton Town attacker Andros Townsend is full of praise for Liverpool’s Alexis Mac Allister.

The veteran, who joined Luton as a free agent recently, has been hugely impressed with the Argentine this season.

Mac Allister left Brighton for the Reds, with his stock rising after winning the World Cup in the winter of 2022.

“Completely different (to Henderson and Fabinho),” Townsend told BBC 5Live’s Monday Night Club.

“Two years ago they had the two number sixes in Henderson and Fabinho who were sort of the workhorses in the side.

“They didn’t really get forward as much. They were prepared to sit back and wait for the counterattack and then cut out any counterattacks that happened and feed the ball back to the attacking players.

“Whereas now when the ball is at the feet of Gomez or Van Dijk or Konate, you have three midfielders who all have the quality to get on the ball and get turned and play forward.

“Mac Allister is the number six now and he has immense quality. It’s so tough. You can’t allow anyone to have the ball.

“You are constantly scanning. Jota looks to come inside. Salah roams and then Nunez runs in behind. It’s bombardment, you haven’t got a moment’s rest, you always have to be switched on.”

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