'Unbelievable' Liverpool star is showing new levels of form after key tactical switch

The Liverpool midfielder has been one of their best players this season.

Conor Bradley has hailed teammate Alexis Mac Allister as an 'unbelievable' player amid his brilliant run of form in recent weeks.

Mac Allister has been one of the signings of the season anywhere in Europe and the ease at which he settled into life on Merseyside was admirable after starring for Brighton. Originally used in a deeper role, a tactical switch by Jurgen Klopp has seen the Argentinian register three goals and five assists - as well as 10 goal contributions for club and country across all competitions in his last 11 games.

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This hasn't happened by accident; the emergence of Wataru Endo as a key figure in midfield since December has meant that Mac Allister (and the likes of Dominik Szoboszlai, Harvey Elliot and Curtis Jones) have all had license to play slightly further forward. Mac Allister was injured in December but Endo didn't take over the role fully until February which has helped push the former Brighton midfielder forward.

"He's just an unbelievable footballer," Bradley told Liverpoolfc.com. "I've never seen someone retain the ball so well. He's so calm on the ball and he's so composed. He's just a wonderful footballer and he's a joy to play with. I can't praise him enough, to be honest."

The incisiveness of his passing is something to be heralded and we saw it in full flow at the weekend. After Szoboszlai fired in a low pass to Mac Allister, his brilliant control and quick, fast pass into Mohamed Salah cut open his former side's defence as Salah scored the winner and he was only able to play said ball due to his positioning further up the pitch, thanks to Endo.

With his close control, quick feet and vision - he suits playing further forward. After all, he managed 10 goals last season thanks to his relationship with Caicedo, who played deeper. His strike against Fulham in December was a 'goal of the season' contender and his late assist for Darwin Nunez against Nottingham Forest were two wholly different moments but it demonstrated how he can be a threat in the attacking third. Still only 24, he looks set to be one of the league's best for years to come, making a mockery of the £35m it cost to sign him in the summer.