Liverpool midfielder Adan Lallana was happy to come away from the game with Man United with a point, after admitting his team were far from their best at Old Trafford.
Lallana was introduced by Jurgen Klopp in the second half and got himself on the scoresheet as the Reds managed to snatch an equaliser late in the day.
And while it brought an end to their winning run, Lallana was still delighted to come away from the game with something.
“If we’re going to win the league and we’re going to compete to take the title then we’re not just going to need 11, we’re going to need a squad,” Lallana told the club’s official website following the game.
“I think it is a point gained, we weren’t at our best. People were saying it’s probably going to be an easy three points for us, it shows it’s never the case. Form goes out of the window in this type of game.”
Lallana was on hand to tap home after United sat deeper and deeper as the second half developed. The Reds had found themselves behind thanks to a controversial opener from Marcus Rashford, while they also saw a goal from Sadio Mane disallowed. Indeed, there were only four accurate crosses (per WhoScored) from Liverpool players all game, no through balls even attempted and only four shots on target, so it’s clear to see the visitors didn’t create all that much.
The former Southampton man has struggled to make an impact at Anfield in the last 12 months thanks to a spate of injuries curtailing his progress, though Jamie Carragher did say on Sky commentary that his goal could have got his ‘career back on track’.
Lallana is bang on with his assessment here when looking at the stats. Still, it was important not to lose to a United side previously in relative disarray and, given the manner of the performance, the Reds did well to ramp up the pressure in the second half.
Obviously, there should be an element of disappointment considering their lack of creative impact but it’s hard to disagree with Lallana.
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