Alexis Mac Allister’s international colleague Cristian Romero has paid the Liverpool midfielder quite a lofty compliment.
The Tottenham defender was asked to name his top five Argentine Premier League players of all time in a piece for Prime Video Sport on TikTok.
He took some artistic licence by naming Ossie Ardiles – who managed Spurs in the division in the 1990s but played in the English top flight prior to its rebranding 31 years ago – in fifth, followed by five-time title winner Sergio Aguero in fourth.
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Then came Mac Allister in third place, with his World Cup-winning compatriots Enzo Fernandez in second and Lisandro Martinez – dubbed ‘by far the best defender in the world’ by Romero – top of the pile.
There are certainly some surprising selections and rankings in that top five, but the Liverpool midfielder’s inclusion shows how highly he’s rated by a fellow world champion.
You can view Romero’s list below, via Prime Video Sport on TikTok:
@primevideosport What do you make of Cristian Romero’s picks? 🇦🇷 #premierleage #sports #football #spurs ♬ original sound – Prime Video Sport