Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to sing Adam Lallana’s praises, after the midfielder came off the bench to deliver an impressive cameo appearance in the 1-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday.
The former Southampton player has struggled for starts so far this season, making just three Premier League appearances from the first whistle this term, although he didn’t let his lack of game time affect his showing against Spurs.
The 31-year-old had 34 touches of the ball and completed 92.6% of his 27 passes, while also getting stuck in defensively with three tackles and one interception in just around 30 minutes of action.
Additionally, the England international also completed one dribble and won a freekick.
As Jose Mourinho’s side – who had more shots than Liverpool – ramped up the pressure in the dying stages, Lallana helped nullify their attacks with some admirable pressing, so let’s see what the Reds fans on Twitter thought of his cameo…
Adam Lallana was absolutely quality when he came on today.
— Jamie Holme (@JamieHolme) January 11, 2020
Adam Lallana was superb with his little cameo ..work rate ,desire and some lovely calming touches to release pressure #LFC
— Grizz (@GrizzKhan) January 11, 2020
Firstly, these two supporters couldn’t speak highly enough of Lallana’s cameo.
Jame said that he was “absolutely quality” when he came on, before mentioning that the Englishman is a “technically superb footballer” who has been of great value to Klopp so far this season.
If he carries on like this, I’d be tempted to give Lallana another year. #LFC
— Danny (@dlm2131978) January 12, 2020
Elsewhere, this fan named Danny said that he’d be tempted to give Lallana another year at the club if he carries on like this – the No.20’s contract at Anfield is set to expire in the summer.
Thought he carried the ball and broke lines well too. Also really careful in possession out wide too.
— Blow (@AlexBlow15) January 12, 2020
This supporter specifically pinpointed what he felt Lallana did well, highlighting his carrying of the ball and care in possession as commendable aspects of his cameo as well as his breaking of the lines.
Huge 3pts, Lallana suddenly seems rejuvenated, Gini has to be made of pure granite, records broken, really REALLY top of the league, Martin Tyler commentates like a man who is tired of life. Up the record breaking Reds! #LFC
— Neil Bason (@neilbason) January 11, 2020
I think Lallana was brilliant when he came on.
— Danny (@YoungyLFC1892) January 11, 2020
It’s the dawn of a new decade in the Premier League, but how much do you know about the last 10 years?
Lastly, Neil and Danny continued the love-in over Lallana’s performance.
Neil said that the Southampton academy graduate “suddenly seems rejuvenated” whereas Danny felt the midfielder was “brilliant” after coming off the bench.
In other news, these Liverpool fans were wrong to take aim at this player following the 1-0 win over Tottenham…