Lallana relishing new role under Klopp at Liverpool

Date published: Thursday 18th August 2016 10:28

Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana admits he has a lot to learn but says he is relishing his new role in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side.

Generally accustomed to lining up as an attacking midfielder, Lallana started in a slightly more withdrawn position, on the right of a three-man central midfield in the 4-3 victory at Arsenal.

And the England international impressed with a goal and an assists in the triumph at the Emirates.

“I’ve enjoyed it,” Lallana told Liverpoolfc.com

“I feel like I’m still learning the role and I’ll probably still be learning the role throughout the season – you can always get better.

“But I’ve been watching different players that play in that position and it was great to play against Barcelona and some top teams in pre-season to get good run-outs against them.

“I’m enjoying it and this is a squad full of great players. If you look around, there are a lot of players that can play in two or three positions, which definitely helps.

“It’s a different role but one I’ll embrace and I’ll play wherever the manager wants me to play as long as it benefits the team.”

Lallana still had a licence to roam, as evidenced by his goal, in which he he latched to Georginio Wijnaldum’s cross and produced a composed finish from inside the box.

The 28-year-old suggests the strike is indicative of how the Reds want to play this season.

“The manager says a sign of a good game is having a lot of men in the box and I think if you look at my goal there are six players in the box and he highlighted that,” he added.

“That’s how he wants us to play. It’s attacking football but, as long as we get our protection right behind that, then why not? You’ve got more chance of scoring goals.”

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