Hoddle: Lallana is England’s best

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is in a fine kettle of form this season and his performances have transferred to the international stage, with the former Southampton man becoming a key player for the Three Lions.

On the scoresheet for England’s 3-0 victory over Scotland on Friday night, his performance earned rave reviews from former national boss Glenn Hoddle- who told The Daily Mail he’s England’s best player at this time.

“At 28, he is playing the best football of his career and maybe that is because he only now believes in himself fully. He should do. He is England’s best player at present,”

“I said at the start of the season that if he could add goals to his assists, he could join the top echelons of the game. Since then he’s scored twice for England and three for Liverpool. He needs to maintain that ratio.”

Now in the prime years of his career, Lallana is finally starting to live-up to the price-tag Liverpool paid the Saints for his services and has helped the Reds rise to the top of the Premier League table heading into this weekend’s clash with his former employers.

With England also on course to reach the 2018 World Cup in comfortable fashion, Lallana has the path carved out of him to become a hero for club and country.