Summer signing Adam Lallana comments on Liverpool’s start to the season…
Adam Lallana remains confident that Liverpool will succeed this season, despite a stuttering start to their current campaign, which has seen them lose three of their first nine Premier League games.
Despite the team being yet to hit the highs of last season, Lallana believes the fact they’re within touching distance of the top four says much about the mentality within the squad.
The Reds head into this weekend’s latest round of fixtures just two points off fourth-placed West Ham United, and Lallana feels that owes much to a dressing-room resilience that can see Brendan Rodgers’ side grind out results even when not at their best over the remainder of the campaign.
“All the top clubs have it,” he explained ahead of Saturday’s game with Newcastle. “You can’t always play well to win. Sometimes you have got to have an off day and still win – that’s what the best teams do. Then when you play well, you’re more than likely to win.
“All good teams don’t play well all of the time. We’re in a bit of a transition period, there’s no secret about that. We’ve got new players, a new system and people still adjusting. That’s going to take some time, but we know we can improve sooner.
“You may not see us as the complete article just yet, but we’re working hard to at least get results when we’re not playing as well as we can. I think you’ve seen that on various occasions this season.”
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