By Alex Stevens

Adam Lallana had a huge impact as a substitute in Liverpool’s 0-0 draw against Manchester United on Monday night – and fans paid tribute to him on Twitter.

The attacking midfielder started on the bench after suffering a groin injury before the international break.

But Liverpool sorely missed Lallana, who had begun the season in such sparkling form, and were well below par for the opening hour.

The England international replaced Daniel Sturridge at the hour mark and immediately revitalised Liverpool with his energy and composure in possession.

His introduction also allowed Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino to be pushed further forward and the Brazilian duo immediately began to combine in a way they had not beforehand.

Liverpool fans were impressed with Lallana’s zippy performance and claimed it was in stark contrast to the poverty of Sturridge’s play.

Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:

Jurgen Klopp’s remain fourth in the table after blowing the opportunity to join leaders Manchester City at the summit. By contrast, United are in seventh.

In other Liverpool team news, former Everton midfielder Leon Osman gave a no-holds-barred verdict on Wayne Rooney slipping down the United pecking order on Monday.