Liverpool managed to secure a comfortable 4-2 win over Burnley yesterday, a result which helped them keep pace with Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title.
Both Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino scored braces which contributed towards the Reds’ return to winning ways, but there was one surprise for the supporters in the starting XI.
With James Milner sidelined through injury, Jurgen Klopp opted to offer a rare league start for Adam Lallana, and the move paid off, with the Englishman regularly linking up play with the forwards.
Lallana could not muster a goal or an assist to his name but he was still effective with his tireless work-rate on the playing field which caught the eyes of some Liverpool fans on Twitter.
Amazing game he played brilliantly
— HEAR ME ROAR! (@DareToDream1993) March 10, 2019
Hope all the whinging fans moaning before the game appreciated his display
— Chris Stevens (@Mr_C_Stevens) March 10, 2019
MOM. Needs to start more often.
— Jono Whitney (@bigbono85) March 10, 2019
Top performance!! Deserves to start the next league game!
— bainsy (@ElDiego1986) March 10, 2019
Lallana played really well today. Great to see
— Fowler (@fowler1982) March 10, 2019
Lallana was outstanding today ngl
— RF9 ?? (@PrimeFirmino) March 10, 2019
Lallana has had his fair share of injury concerns over the past 20 months, and has dropped down the pecking order at Anfield with more defensively-minded midfielders like Naby Keita and Fabinho getting the nod over him.
Still, the England international has shown that he can step up his game when given the opportunity to impress, and it will be interesting to see whether he can now cement a regular role in the starting line-up after excelling against the Clarets.