We’ve honestly never understood the hate for Adam Lallana, which he undeniably received from a fair share of the Liverpool fanbase at some point throughout his tenure here.
Yes he doesn’t score enough goals, but he works tirelessly, keeps possession and is brilliant on the counter-attack. The fact Jurgen Klopp’s made him one of the first names on his team-sheet proves his importance.
Lallana scored England’s winner last night, but was the best player on the park overall. He picked the ball up on the half-turn on multiple occasions, which is when he’s most dangerous, and showed why it was such an error from Roy Hodgson to drop him for the Iceland clash at the Euros.
The 28-year-old now plays as part of a central three for Liverpool, but he can still do a job in attacking midfield in the 4-2-3-1, which Liverpool will quite possibly revert to at some point.
Here’s another thing… Considering the money footballers cost nowadays (Sissoko £30m, Benteke £32m), the £25m we paid for Lallana is not looking in any way unreasonable any more, is it?
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