Adam Lallana was delighted with the performance in our 4-1 win over Leicester on Saturday night as he insisted that the lads had laid down a blueprint for home games this season.
Lallana scored the vital third goal to effectively kill off any prospect of a surprise Leicester comeback. Sturridge had missed a good chance, but the ball was recycled via Sadio Mane back to the England international and the 28-year-old made no mistake as he thumped the ball into the top corner from a wide angle. It was a wonderful goal.
Speaking to the official site afterwards, Lallana refused to lay any blame at the feet of Lucas for allowing Leicester back into the match and said he hoped the performance would “set the tempo” for home games this season:
“We got the two goals in the first half but let them back in with some sloppy play from ourselves. It was no-one’s fault and as a team we probably didn’t manage the game as well as we should have at 2-0 and gave them a few sniffs,” he said.
“We said that at half-time and I thought in the second half we were outstanding again, on the front foot and got the goals at the right time.
“We’ve set the tempo for what we want Anfield to be like this season.”
The result has moved us up to fifth in the league, five behind leaders City, but only two behind Man Utd and one behind Spurs.