By Alex Stevens
Adam Lallana has been transformed into a consistently effective performer by Jurgen Klopp, according to a reliable journalist.
The Times‘ football correspondent Henry Winter paid tribute to the Liverpool attacking midfielder in the wake of his impressive display for England in their 3-0 win over Scotland on Friday.
Lallana, who started in an attacking three for England, bagged his county’s second goal of the match after he finished calmly following a through pass from Tottenham full-back Danny Rose.
Fellow team-mate Daniel Sturridge also scored with Gary Cahill bagging the third goal in the win at Wembley.
“As England pushed for a fourth, with Lallana continuing to impress with his touch and movement, the home supporters chanted ‘olé’,” wrote Winter in his Times report.
“Lallana was named man of the match and it was not simply his headed goal and subtle touches that impressed but his workrate too.
:Such an improved player under Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool, Lallana kept tracking back, closing down Scottish insurgents such as when he stretched out a right boot to block Robert Snodgrass’s first-half cross.”
The former Southampton star has made 12 appearances for Klopp’s table-toppers this season, scoring three goals and providing five assists.
Fans of the Reds will be hoping Lallana finishes Tuesday’s match against Spain unscathed as they prepare for a trip to his former club at St Mary’s Stadium after the international break.
Liverpool are currently a point clear at the top of the Premier League table ahead of Chelsea and the team will be keen to avenge a disappointing 3-2 defeat suffered on the south coast last season.
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