Adam Lallana believes that Liverpool’s stars must stick together in order to improve…
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has issued a rallying cry following Sunday’s 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace, urging his teammates to stick together and turn around a worrying decline in form.
The afternoon had started near perfectly for Lallana and the Reds, after the summer signings set up fellow former Southampton star Rickie Lambert for his first goal for the club.
But things quickly took a turn for the worse, as Dwight Gayle levelled the scores, before Joe Ledley and Mile Jedinak struck late to snatch all three points for the home side.
“It was disappointing, especially after going in front so early,” Lallana told Liverpoolfc.com. “It was a great platform for us to push on and control the game.
“But we didn’t do that – we take full responsibility for that. We need to stick together. It’s as simple as that. When you’re having a tough time as a team, you all need to stay together – you can’t start becoming individuals.
“We win and lose as a team; we need to stay together, keep fighting and keep working for each other. We have got a tough game on Wednesday so we all need to be together for that one.
“We need to win to stay in the competition, so the lads will be fighting for their lives to do that. It’s important, not just for ourselves, but for the fans, the manager and everyone involved with Liverpool Football Club.”