Alexis Mac Allister breaks astounding eight-season record in Bournemouth win

Liverpool's 4-0 victory over Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon brought out the best in Alexis Mac Allister.

The Argentine had some difficulties in the holding midfield role upon his arrival at Anfield, with early calls from supporters for Liverpool to sign a Fabinho replacement that would enable Mac Allister to operate further up the pitch.

However, the summer signing has now settled into his new role, and with Wataru Endo also blossoming and Stefan Bajcetic still to return, the Reds now look well-stocked at the base of their midfield.

The World Cup winner has put in some commanding displays as the club's number six in recent weeks, but his fantastic performance against the Cherries was comfortably his best in a Liverpool shirt.

In fact, his tenacity saw him break an eight-season Liverpool record at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, as well as helping Jurgen Klopp's men move five points clear at the top of the Premier League table once again.

According to stat experts Squawka, no Liverpool player has made more tackles in a single Premier League game in the last eight seasons than the nine Mac Allister made against Bournemouth.

He also won possession 15 times and 14 of his duels, as well as making two clearances and winning three fouls. Simply put, he was a defensive beast against Bournemouth.

Only Ibrahima Konate came close to his duels won tally (12), and total defensive actions (11 compared to Mac Allister's 13).

On top of that, the former Brighton midfielder boasted the second-most touches (98) and attempted passes (72) of any player in the match.

It was an all-action performance from the 25-year-old, however, he still couldn't sweep the man of the match award.

While Ibrahima Konate was mightily impressive alongside centre-back partner Virgil van Dijk and Darwin Nunez bagged a brace, Sky Sports deemed Diogo Jota the player of the game for his brace and assist - a decision few could argue against.

Three points on the south coast took Liverpool's tally to 48 for the season, the Reds having still only lost one game in the Premier League.

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