5th March 2017
“He epitomised what was good about Liverpool.”
So said former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy of Adam Lallana after the Englishman played a crucial role in securing an important 3-1 victory against Arsenal on Saturday.
Jürgen Klopp’s side once again showed their credentials in meetings with their top-six rivals in the Premier League, taking the three points courtesy of strikes by Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Lallana’s energy, awareness and decision-making in the middle of the pitch was pivotal in helping the home team pounce on any opportunity to attack space in the opposition half.
Not least in the added minutes of a draining encounter, when the No.20’s game intelligence forged an opening for Divock Origi to break free and square for Wijnaldum’s settling third.
“He epitomised what was good about Liverpool,” Murphy commented in analysing the game on BBC’s Match of the Day programme.