Ryan Giggs delivers breathless verdict on Liverpool 28-year-old
By Will Butcher
Ryan Giggs is excited about the performances of Liverpool’s Adam Lallana and says he is quickly becoming England’s most important player after starring against Germany and Lithuania.
Lallana, 28, was unlucky not to score in Wednesday’s friendly at the Westfalenstadion as he hit the post during the 1-0 friendly loss to Joachim Low’s Germany side.
The Liverpool playmaker was then at the heart of England’s attacking play against Lithuania, providing a delicate touch to assist Jamie Vardy’s second-half striker.
Giggs told ITV’s live coverage of the match, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo that the former Southampton ace is the Three Lions’ “main man” and complimented his skill on the ball.
“He’s fast establishing himself as the main man for England,” Giggs said. “He’s always on the move, he’s always available and he’s tricky on the ball.
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“It’s hard to get the ball off him, he can move either way and he’s now adding goals as well. He’s been really impressive. This system suits him and he’s hard to get hold of if you’re a defender.”
Lallana is in the peak of his footballing career after finally adding goals to his technical game.
This season, Lallana has found the back of the net seven times as well as providing seven assists for Liverpool, while scoring three goals in his last five England appearances.
The Merseyside giants’ number 20 is expected to start this weekend as the Reds take on bitter rivals Everton in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
Lallana will be hoping he can continue his rich vain of form at Anfield and help Jurgen Klopp’s side claim all three points, which would see the Reds consolidate their top-four position.