Liverpool managed to rescue a point at Old Trafford on Sunday, coming from 1-0 down to draw the game 1-1 (via BBC Sport).
Marcus Rashford had put the Red Devils ahead in the first half, converting Daniel James’ cross. But the Reds managed to level the scores with just five minutes to play, with substitute Adam Lallana netting a dramatic equaliser.
It was the Englishman’s first goal in two-and-a-half years, with his last strike coming against Middlesbrough in May 2017 (via Mirror).
He has struggled a lot with injuries in the last few years (Transfermarkt) which has ultimately seen him lose his place in Jurgen Klopp’s starting 11. Indeed, the former Southampton man has been a substitute in all but one of Liverpool’s Premier League matches this term and prior to the game at Old Trafford, had only managed to play 11 minutes (Transfermarkt).
But when given 19 minutes to impress against United, Lallana certainly took his opportunity and was the unlikely hero for the Reds.
Naturally, the Liverpool supporters were delighted that their team found an equaliser, but most were surprised it came from Lallana. He has been criticised at times by a section of Reds supporters, but they were giving him plenty of love on Twitter for scoring at Old Trafford…
LEGEND. NEVER DOUBTED HIS ABILITY
— 🏆6️⃣ (@chielinilookout) October 20, 2019
Lallana’s taken a fair amount of stick from fans on here over the last couple of years, much of it unfair. He’s had cruel luck with injuries and is having to prove himself again but has worked hard and never complained. Really pleased for him. pic.twitter.com/3fYJzhDoic
— TheWool_LFC (@TheWool_LFC) October 21, 2019
I think it’s fair to say he’s received a lot of criticism from fans and even though he barely plays, he hasn’t complained and always puts a shift in.
And now, he’s won us a point at Old Trafford.
Adam Lallana, you’ve earned my respect. pic.twitter.com/CZrRLn43Yl
— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) October 20, 2019
— Virgil Van Dijk is a Wall (@Liverpo94779207) October 20, 2019
YESSSSSS I’m sorry for doubting you Lallana 🔴
— RainingOnRoses 🥀 (@RainingOnRoses) October 20, 2019
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— eden (@ejhalasz) October 20, 2019