Liverpool fans are absolutely loving Jurgen Klopp's nickname for Alexis Mac Allister
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Liverpool fans are absolutely loving Jurgen Klopp's brilliant nickname for summer signing Alexis Mac Allister.
The Reds snapped up the World Cup winner from Brighton for a reported transfer fee of £35 million this summer.
The midfielder joins the Anfield club, having starred in the Premier League and for Argentina on the international stage.
He was Klopp's first signing of the summer, with the club also bringing in Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig.
And Mac Allister, who has Scottish and Irish ancestors, has already received a nickname from his new boss.
The German has started calling the 24-year-old 'Gary' - which is a nod to former Liverpool man Gary McAllister.
Liverpool fans online love Klopp's nickname for Mac Allister.
One Twitter user wrote: "This is genuinely hilarious."
A second tweeted: "Tears Alexis is already being called 'Gary' on his first week of training."
A third added: "Perfect nickname actually."
A fourth said: "Such a Klopp thing to do tbh."
Another referenced McAllister's goal against Everton, commenting: "Just need a derby goal now then."
The Scottish midfielder only spent two seasons at Liverpool but made a huge impression following his transfer from Coventry City in 2000.
He scored nine goals in all competitions for the club, including a memorable injury-time winner in the Merseyside derby.
He helped Liverpool win a cup treble as they won the Football League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup in the 2000/01 season.
Liverpool fans will be hoping Mac Allister has a similar impact ahead of the new season.
Following his transfer to the Reds, the star midfielder spoke of the importance Klopp had on his decision to sign a five-year deal at Liverpool.
"I had the chance to talk to him and it was one of the most important factors in making the decision so early in the market," he said.
"I saw the desire to sign me, so for me it was very important. We talked about football, how he sees it and the desire for the club to continue growing and winning titles."