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The brilliant moment Kevin Mac Allister found out he’d be playing against his brother in Europe

Jack Kenmare

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The brilliant moment Kevin Mac Allister found out he’d be playing against his brother in Europe

Kevin Mac Allister's reaction to the news that he'd be coming up against his brother, Alexis, in the Europa League this season was caught on camera.

On Friday afternoon, the Europa League group stage draw took place at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco – and a number of interesting fixtures emerged from the event.

West Ham were allocated in Pot A alongside Olympiacos, Freiburg and TSC Backa Topola, while Brighton were placed in Group B with Ajax, Marseille and AEK Athens.

Liverpool, meanwhile, will face LASK, Toulouse and Union SG in the group stage, meaning the Mac Allister brothers will reunite when Jurgen Klopp's side come up against their Group E opponents.


Kevin Mac Allister, who signed for Union St Gilloise from Argentinos Juniors this summer on a five-year deal, is expected to be a first-team regular at the Belgian Pro League side this season.

Kevin started both ties as his new side beat Lugano in the Europa League play-offs this week.

And if he remains fit, the 25-year-old will likely face off against Alexis Mac Allister; his younger brother who recently signed for Liverpool from Brighton.


Check out his reaction to Union SG being pitted against Liverpool on a flight from Switzerland to Belgium on Friday afternoon.


After the video emerged online, former Argentina midfielder Esteban Cambiasso posted a story tagging the brothers, saying: "Get ready @alemacallister because you're gonna get some kicks... or not @Kevitomac97."

Alexis responded by saying: "Now, I'm the one kicking."


The Mac Allister's are a seriously impressive footballing family. His father, Carlos – a former Boca Juniors full-back – played alongside Diego Maradona and made three appearances for Argentina.

Alexis' uncle Patricio enjoyed a fruitful career, most notably with Estudiantes, and even launched a football academy in La Pampa alongside Carlos.

The Liverpool forward's older brother Francis, 27, also plays for Argentine top flight side Rosario Central.

“I think the three of them were born to be footballers, because they grew up with everything that had happened to my brother and me as footballers," Carlos told The Athletic in 2020.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/alemacallister - Twitter/@UnionStGilloise

Topics: Liverpool, Alexis Mac Allister, Argentina, Belgium, Europa League

Jack Kenmare
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