Henry Winter: This Liverpool player has been transformed into a star by Klopp
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.
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“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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