Liverpool’s surge to a first Premier League title may have taken a bit of a blow in recent weeks, though the punters in the Transfer Tavern are delighted nonetheless.
Jurgen Klopp has crafted a wonderfully entertaining side at Anfield and the notion of a long-term project under his watch is a hugely exciting one for our drinkers.
Much has been made about the importance of defender Joel Matip, who mans their leaky defence as best he can.
There’s also been a huge amount of praise for their thrillingly incisive attackers, though perhaps the most important player of Klopp’s first phase in charge is someone else.
The German has seemingly turned Adam Lallana from a slow No.10, who kept the ball for far too long, into a heavy metal midfielder all over.
In fact, as tweeted by Opta, the England international ran 13.7km in the draw with West Ham yesterday, a game in which he also scored.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 11, 2016
It’s the further amount run in a Premier League game this term, breaking his own previous record set in red.
So, is Adam Lallana Liverpool’s most important player?
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