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Liverpool star wins prestigious award despite form of Mane and Milner

By Will Butcher

Adam Lallana has won Liverpool sponsor Standard Chartered’s Player of the Month award for September.

The former Southampton playmaker has been in electric form this month, scoring two goals for Liverpool in three games as well as finding the net for England in their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

Liverpool’s official Twitter account revealed that the 28-year-old had won the award, despite the likes of James Milner, Sadio Mane and Coutinho all in excellent form for the Merseyside giants.

Lallana, who has been at Anfield for over two years now following a £25million move, scored a superb right-footed striker against champions Leicester that flew past Kasper Schmeichel into the top corner.

Liverpool’s number 20 found the net again in Liverpool’s most recent game against new boys Hull City, as they demolished them 5-1.

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The Reds have now scored 24 goals in their opening eight matches this season and have shown an attacking flamboyance that manager Jurgen Klopp is renowned for.

Lallana has been directly involved in six of those goals and has been in fantastic form since moving to a central midfield position.

The attacking midfielder is expected to start against Swansea on Saturday as Liverpool continue to push on and gather some momentum before the international break.

Lallana is also expected to start for England against Malta and Slovenia as Gareth Southgate takes charge following Sam Allardyce’s sacking.

In other Liverpool news, Paul Scholes has made this prediction about Liverpool this season.