Adam Lallana Improvement Shows Klopp’s Class

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Before this season Adam Lallana always looked like a bit part player at Liverpool.

He failed to live up to the ¬£25m price tag that the Reds paid for him in 2014. He’d have erratic performances that could easily go from the sublime to the ridiculous in a matter of minutes.

But things changed for the English international when German coach Jurgen Klopp took over the Anfield reigns in late 2015.

The former Southampton captain started to run more, be more effective and look more dangerous in and around the box.

This season has shown that Klopp can really get the best out of Adam Lallana.

Liverpool are up in second position and have scored forty-five times, more than any other side so far this year.

Attacking midfielder Lallana has helped the sides cause with seven goals and six assists in his sixteen Premier League appearances.

Adam’s first touch has improved, he’s playing with his head up and with a new boosted confidence. He glides across the turf, always seems to find space within the penalty area and has a tenacity to succeed this season.

In his last six domestic games he’s managed four goals and three assists.

His star turns this term remind me of Aaron Ramsey’s performances in 2013-14 when the Welshman suddenly looked a world beater at Arsenal after a few years of waiting.

Liverpool’s number twenty seems settled playing in a midfield three, where he can burst forward whenever the opportunity arises.

But Adam has also done well with his defensive contribution and working back when needed.

His consistent high level performances have shown the world just what Klopp is all about. He wants to see his men press, improve and give their all. Lallana has done all that since the German came through the doors at Anfield and Melwood.

It’s performers like Adam Lallana, who embody Clop’s work ethic, that will probably see the Reds challenge for more trophies in the next few seasons!

 

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