Adam Lallana praises improving Liverpool, and demands third successive win

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Adam Lallana is hopeful that Liverpool will finish the week well, and register a third successive win…

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana wants Liverpool to finish the week well, and register a third successive win when they host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday.

Summer signing Lallana was an unused substitute in Saturday’s 1-0 win against Stoke City, but played a vital role in Tuesday’s 3-1 success against Leicester City, scoring his side’s first goal as the Reds came from behind to make it six points in four days.

Brendan Rodgers’ side, who had previously gone five Premier League games without a win, are now looking to continue their charge up the table, before facing their decisive Champions League clash with Basel next week.

Discussing the Leicester win, Lallana told Liverpool’s official website: “It was a huge result for us and that’s back-to-back wins. It builds up to the game at the weekend nicely.

“It’s a massive result for us. It has been a big week and we want to finish it well; we have got a great chance to get three points against Sunderland [this Saturday]. That’s what we’ll be aiming to do.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy coming to Leicester; they had only lost once here this season. That they are bottom of the league proves what a tough division it has been this season.

“We went a goal behind so we had to pull together even more. When you are not playing so well, you have got to stick together and grind results out when you are not playing at your best.

“But there were glimpses, especially in attack – I thought Raheem was brilliant again, and Rickie again, and Stevie. We have got quality to win games, so if we stay in the game like we did we can push on and hopefully creep up the table.”

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