Adam Lallana admits he still has a lot to learn about operating as part of a midfield three.
The England international spent most of last season playing out wide as part of the front three, but he started with Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson in centre-midfield at the Emirates last weekend.
“I’ve enjoyed it. I feel like I’m still learning the role and I’ll probably still be learning the role throughout the season – you can always get better,” (via official site).
Despite mostly strong performances, Lallana was occasionally criticised for not scoring enough goals last season – he only found the net four times in 30 Premier League appearances.
However, he scored the second strike in our 4-3 victory over Arsenal at the weekend, and he’s hopeful he can follow through with Klopp instructions to help both score and create more goals in the new campaign:
“The manager says a sign of a good game is having a lot of men in the box and I think if you look at my goal there are six players in the box and he highlighted that” he said.
“That’s how he wants us to play. It’s attacking football but, as long as we get our protection right behind that, then why not? You’ve got more chance of scoring goals.”