By Dominic Toner
Jamie Carragher has claimed that Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is the best English player in the Premier League right now and suggested that he is not far off being the best in the entire division.
The 28-year-old was the standout player on Wednesday night as the Reds completed a comfortable 3-0 away victory against Middlesbrough.
The attacking midfielder scored twice and provide one assist for Divock Origi as he proved unplayable for the Middlesbrough defence.
He has now scored three goals in his last two games and has stepped up following the injury of talisman Philippe Coutinho.
Liverpool moved up to second in the Premier League table with the victory and they are six points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
Ex-Reds defender Carragher had made the huge claim that Lallana is currently the best Englishman in the top flight and one of the best in the league after his recent performances, but there have been several standout players already this campaign.
“No Englishman playing better than Adam Lallana in Premier League right now and very few of the foreign ones also,” Carragher wrote on his personal Twitter account.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) December 14, 2016
Lallana is certainly one of the in-form players in the Premier League right now alongside the likes of Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez.
Carragher claims that he is also outperforming all of the English players this season, with the likes of Dele Alli, Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney proving to be inconsistent.
The central midfielder has shown a great desire to support the Liverpool attack and has added goals to his game this season.
He has now made 15 appearances across all competitions, scoring six goals and supplying six assists.
Lallana scored just seven goals in 49 appearances last season for the Reds and has improved his game recently under German manager Jurgen Klopp.
The England international will be confident going into Monday’s Premier League clash against Merseyside rivals Everton.
In other Liverpool news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Simon Mignolet’s performance against Middlesbrough.