Liverpool are through to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League after a comfortable night at Anfield in the second leg of their tie against Porto.
Already 5-0 up from the first leg, the Reds didn’t have to do much against the Portuguese outfit to progress, simply tasked with avoiding defensive collapse, which they achieved with a 0-0 stalemate.
Jurgen Klopp rested a number of first-team stars for the encounter, giving opportunities to players who haven’t had the most playing time recently.
One of those was Adam Lallana, a player who fans have been calling on to get game time in recent matches.
The attacking midfielder has missed large parts of the season due to hamstring problems and given the good form Liverpool’s attacking talent are in, he’s found it tough to work his way back into Jurgen Klopp’s plans.
Sadly for the England international, supporters weren’t impressed with his first start since January against Porto, believing his performance was far below the standard required to challenge the likes of Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah for a first team spot.
Still getting back to full fitness though, the match was a good chance to get up to speed again and it’ll be interesting to see if he can show improvement in the final stages of the season.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
— Dazzler~LFC (@lewi0308) March 6, 2018
So used to watching Salah tear down the wings that Lallana looks painfully slow. Incredible how much this squad has improved
— Parvin singh (@someguy1983) March 6, 2018
Lallana is gone so bad ☹️ still love him but I miss pre injury Lallana.
— Ria 😘 (@RubixRia) March 6, 2018
The amount of attacks that Lallana kills whenever he plays is horrific
— Daniel (@Dan_Lovelady) March 6, 2018
Can't wait for Lallana to leave this club.
— Noor Patterson (@NoorPatty) March 6, 2018
Lallana isn’t exactly impressing is he? No surprise though to be honest. He’s had one good half season since he arrived and the rest of the time he’s either been average or injured. Lallana being on over £100k a week sums up why #LFC have such a high wage bill but win little.
— James (@Save_Us_Kloppo) March 6, 2018
Lallana far from being good enough for first team ATM #LfC
— PRANAV PREM (@prnvprem) March 6, 2018
I know this is a nothing game but Lallana is well off being a first 11 regular again
— M.A (@Saruchiiiiii) March 6, 2018
— Kev Russell (@KevRussell25) March 6, 2018