Adam Lallana criticised by Liverpool fans after shock loss against high flying Aston Villa.
Adam Lallana was the victim of heavy criticism on Saturday after a less than stellar performance in Liverpool’s home loss against early overachievers Aston Villa.
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26-year-old Lallana completed a £25m move to the Merseyside club from Southampton in the summer, but an injury meant he was only able to make his debut this weekend.
The England international picked up a booking for a challenge on former Manchester United man Tom Cleverley, appeared to dive in the Villa box following a challenge from Alan Hutton, and was substituted in the second half after a fairly unproductive opening 60 minutes.
Liverpool fans took to twitter to voice their anger at his display, picking apart the new signing’s performance.
Young Lallana looks a pensioner tbh. Don’t know why he’s started considering he’s got no fitness. Get Sterling on.
— liverpoolstuff (@stuffliverpool) September 13, 2014
Lallana the new Joe Cole? — John Leach (@Molbysgut) September 13, 2014
Looks like Liverpool fans are seeing the real Lallana drifting out of games and lacking pace — James Taylor (@James_Taylor99) September 13, 2014
Adam Lallana is didn’t worth money! Rodgers are stupid fool!!!!!
— Chris JFT96 Forever! (@ChrisEccleston1) September 13, 2014
Remember that one season Adam Lallana looked a decent player?
— SWi (@willacys76) September 13, 2014
It seems unfair to put all the blame squarely on the shoulders of the former Southampton man, as very few Liverpool players were at their best and Villa did a great job of keeping them quiet.
He was clearly still lacking fitness after returning from injury and was thrown into a team missing some key forward players. It’s hard to see these tweets as anything more than an overreaction to a shock loss, Lallana the scape goat in this instance.