Jack Lusby on 8 February 2017
Adam Lallana has used Premier League leaders Chelsea as an example for Liverpool, saying he and his team-mates need to get “used to winning.”
The Reds were vying with the title favourites earlier in the season, but have since suffered a major drop-off in form that has hampered their prospects come May.
Since the turn of the year, Liverpool are yet to win in the league, losing to Swansea City and Hull City, and drawing with Sunderland, Man United and Chelsea.
Their performance against the Blues was something of an anomaly, with Jurgen Klopp‘s side largely serving up turgid displays opposite to that spirited showing at Anfield.
This is far from the calculated, effective approach of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, which Lallana believes the Reds need to emulate to succeed.
“You can see they have a lot of experience and that they are used to winning,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“They know how to win games even when not at their best. You don’t have to always win by scoring five or six.
“Maybe that’s an area we need to improve on. We maybe need to realise how good we are at times.”
This is far from the style of play that Klopp’s Liverpool have become synonymous with, but Lallana is correct in suggesting they cannot always defeat sides in such an emphatic manner.