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It's not Salah, the player who scares Pochettino ahead of EFL CUp final

Reds have more than one surprise in store for Wembley game

By Charles Cornwall

Pochettino worried and Salah happy
Pochettino worried and Salah happy
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After Liverpool overcame a tough test in the Premier League against Luton Town with a squad greatly diminished by injuries, this group led by Jürgen Klopp is now preparing what will be their first final of the season against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup, with the Reds coach having a very special surprise for the team led by Mauricio Pochettino, not being the return of Mohamed Salah who already proved in a few minutes against Brentford to have the level of before his injury.

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With Salah not being the surprise that Klopp would have prepared for Sunday, the doubts about what Klopp has planned have begun to emerge, with possible indications such as an imposing offensive sector or the possibility of fielding one of the promising young players who have given more results in training or in categories such as U21, overlooking a small but great detail that was presented during the victory against Luton Town.

Although there was no clear MVP of this midweek match, perhaps the highlight of the game was not in the scorers but in who generated the pass prior to the shot on goal, and in that category, the best player on the field was midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, who not only gave his team a great balance in various areas of the field, but also managed to contribute with two assists out of four that were created.

Without many spotlights on him, but with a constant work, Macca has been the great surprise of Liverpool in repeated matches, demonstrating that regardless of the role that Klopp gives him, he can always have a chance to achieve something during the matches, as it happened on this occasion where his passes were crucial to get another Premier League win.

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Mac Allister has become a leader of the team

It is true that the good soccer of the Argentine midfielder was more than once overshadowed by the good performance of other teammates such as Dominik Szoboszlai or Wataru Endo, but in these moments when he is forced to start, Mac Allister has stood up for the team, becoming another leader who has shown that his qualities are enough to lead the team.

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