If you’d have suggested to a Liverpool fan on Saturday that Adam Lallana would be the star of their Anfield clash with Burnley and would pick up the man of the match award for his efforts then they’d have laughed at you. However, they were all made to eat their words as the midfielder was different class in the win and was the deserved the praise.
Class from this man.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 10 March 2019
So far in his Anfield days the Reds have come to know Lallana as a flash attacking midfield player who’s not short of graft but has been let down by his susceptibility to picking up knocks. Last season the 30-year-old could only muster a meagre 12 outings in the Premier League, with zero goals, zero assists and an average minutes played per game of just under 20.
This season has, for the most part, looked similar to that. However, his minutes have greatly improved even if the goals and assists tallies are the same. This season in 12 games the former Southampton captain is averaging just over half an hour per appearance for his 12 outings, and if he can make his display from yesterday his benchmark then it will be a matter of time until he grabs a goal or an assist.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on Lallana as he swooped the MOTM award here:
I was nervous about him starting but he totally repaid Klopp’s faith in him. Solid game and was really quick moving the ball which suits us perfectly.
— AK (@AKS) March 10, 2019
More than deserved!! was a bit baffled to see him start but more than happy for him for making me shut my mouth great game!
— Craig Tysall (@TysallCraig) 10 March 2019
Well klopp got that bang on, fair play
— Pablo (@whitey_carl) March 10, 2019
Proved me wrong.
— Aaron (@LFCAaron_) March 10, 2019
Absolutely ecstatic for him
— Skelly (@s0ftskelet0ns) 10 March 2019
Proved his doubters wrong but proved me right https://t.co/GUt7t1sN8F
— AJ (@Aj_Ali98) 10 March 2019
— we are coming up the hill boys (@grastevo) March 10, 2019
Good to see him playing again
— David Sam Chambers (@DavidSamChambe1) March 10, 2019
The Reds cannot believe how badly Lallana proved them wrong yesterday and will want more of the same from the 30-year-old dynamic midfielder.