Liverpool have suffered tremendously this season following the departure of goalscoring talisman Luis Suarez in the summer, and one player that still has much to prove after his summer transfer is Adam Lallana.
The England international is more aware of the criticism he is facing, and claims that, if given a regular run out, he will start to pay back the £25m the Reds parted with for his signature from Southampton in July.
The 26-year-old has struggled to hold down a regular place in Brendan Rodgers’ first-team, as a result of calf and groin injuries, yet has still made 20 starts in the Premier League – scoring four times and assisting three – though is yet to really prove his worth at Anfield.
Nonetheless, the playmaker is raring to go ahead of next season, and is desperate to be fully fit for the entire campaign to showcase his talent consistently.
“There’s definitely more for me to give next season,” Lallana was quoted by the Daily Star.
“I’ll be looking to be out on the pitch more consistently because it’s been difficult for me to get 100 per cent into my rhythm this year, from being on the pitch and then off it.”
Liverpool narrowly beat doomed-for-relegation Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon 2-1 at Anfield, as they needed an 87th minute headed winner from skipper Steven Gerrard to clinch three points.
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