By Dominic Toner
Danny Higginbotham believes that Adam Lallana is key to Liverpool’s success.
The Reds have been in phenomenal form this season and have been marked as title contenders alongside Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea.
The Merseyside club face Watford in the Premier League and will hope to continue their impressive goal scoring form.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have scored 24 goals in their opening 10 league games and the trio of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane have impressed.
Sky Sports pundit Higginbotham claims that although Liverpool’s front three receive a lot of praise, the contribution of Lallana is also crucial.
“Everyone is talking about Liverpool’s front three and rightly so, but I’d say there’s a little more to them than that,” he told Sky Sports. “I think Lallana is key as well.”
“The movement of the front three, with Lallana joining in and the insurance of having the two sitting midfielders behind them, is fantastic. It’s absolutely brilliant to watch and it’s shown by the goals that are coming from different areas of the pitch.”
Liverpool completed the £25million signing of Lallana in 2014 after he impressed at Southampton.
The England international made a slow start to his Anfield career but has excelled this campaign under Klopp, slotting alongside Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum or Emre Can in the midfield.
His high work rate matches perfectly the philosophy of the German manager and he has become a regular first team player.
Lallana has made 11 appearance in all competitions this season, scoring three goals and supplying three assists.
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