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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3520 on: January 16, 2019, 12:15:32 PM »
Klopp says he is most likely out for another few weeks

The man is made of glass.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3521 on: January 16, 2019, 12:52:27 PM »
The man is made of glass.

Aye, he’s been busy promoting his new movie
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3522 on: January 16, 2019, 12:55:35 PM »
Aye, he’s been busy promoting his new movie

I've been wondering about this - will the lengthy layoff between the two movies cause some confusion? Or will there be a lot of back story explained?

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3523 on: January 16, 2019, 12:57:50 PM »
Is Klopp taking the squad abroad for a while after the Palace game?
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3524 on: January 16, 2019, 01:01:46 PM »
Not managed 20 league appearances in the last 2 seasons, wrong side of 30.

Not looking good for him.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3525 on: January 16, 2019, 01:04:11 PM »
Is Klopp taking the squad abroad for a while after the Palace game?

Yes, to Dubai.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3526 on: January 16, 2019, 01:07:53 PM »
Yes, to Dubai.

ah ok cheers, makes sense.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3527 on: January 16, 2019, 06:25:43 PM »
Wish hed stop giving interviews

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3528 on: January 16, 2019, 06:44:57 PM »
Not managed 20 league appearances in the last 2 seasons, wrong side of 30.

Not looking good for him.

If he wins the league with us this season he won't give two fucks.

He has a major part to play for us he this season.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3529 on: January 16, 2019, 06:51:40 PM »
If he wins the league with us this season he won't give two fucks.

He has a major part to play for us he this season.

I thought that a few weeks ago when he looked to be getting somewhere near his best in the few cameos that he had made. But he's injured yet again. If we win the league he'll get a winner's medal, but other than a few odd sub appearances I really don't think he'll have much of a part to play in during our title push.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3530 on: January 16, 2019, 07:12:30 PM »
Not looking good for Adam.
23 games and 0 goals since start of last season.

I'll cling to some hope of him contributing something, anything, in this season.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3531 on: January 16, 2019, 07:15:26 PM »
Gutted for him, he's a fabulous player when he's fit but he's fully in Aurelio/Kewell level of injuries at the moment. Klopp loves him but I am not sure he will be here come the end of next summer.


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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3532 on: January 16, 2019, 09:13:50 PM »
Even when fit there is not really a lot he could contribute now. Ok a nice turn and then there wasn't a burst of speed to create an opening.

Unfortunately his body just couldn't sustain anything his mind wanted him to do.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3533 on: January 16, 2019, 09:17:03 PM »
If he wins the league with us this season he won't give two fucks.

He has a major part to play for us he this season.

He can’t play a major part if he’s always injured!!

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3534 on: January 16, 2019, 11:14:40 PM »
Indeed  :)

Dyou think every player just gets told that they’ll be moving, by their club, and just go ‘yeah alright then, don’t care where just email me my new address’? Could be a fun game I guess. ‘Just go and sit in the airport mate, there’s a couple of Turkish sides plus St Mirren, Southampton, a team in the North Korean second division and one in Gibraltar. We’re gonna blindfold you, spin you round a few times and then you’ll walk towards a departure gate and see where you end up’

99% of players are making no more than you or I and don't have much of a say in the matter, they're just happy to get their next pay check and if the club tells them to fuck off they're going to go looking for another club until their out of options and out of the sport completely.  Now if we're just talking the 1% of players that make it to the PL or commensurate league, how many players actually retire at LFC for instance?  Very little right?

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3535 on: January 31, 2019, 10:44:21 AM »
I was surprised to see this thread near the bottom of page 2.

To me, Lallana is getting away with  larceny. It feels like about 2 years since he last got a goal or assist, as a combination of injury and just not being a good footballer anymore. His performance last night was embarassing - he completely takes the pace out of any attacks and doesn't have the pace or fitness to contribute on either side of the ball.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3536 on: January 31, 2019, 10:49:56 AM »
I was surprised to see this thread near the bottom of page 2.

To me, Lallana is getting away with  larceny. It feels like about 2 years since he last got a goal or assist, as a combination of injury and just not being a good footballer anymore. His performance last night was embarassing - he completely takes the pace out of any attacks and doesn't have the pace or fitness to contribute on either side of the ball.

What an horrible thing to write about one of our players.

What you call larceny I call sad.

It's a big shame that he's gone from one of our most used and effective players to someone struggling for fitness and game time, but saying he's 'getting away' with it implies lack of effort and I see no reason to make that accusation.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3537 on: January 31, 2019, 11:03:46 AM »
That's bollocks, the guy has clearly been struggling with injury and whether or not he is still here in the summer makes no difference. He is not stealing anything from us, it's not like he walks around taking the piss out of the club.

Of course it was a surprise to see him come on, but I can see what Klopp what trying to do - Shaq was off it and we needed someone who could play in tight spaces.

We will need him in the run in like we need everyone who Klopp trusts, the main problem will be getting him match sharpness so he can make a difference.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3538 on: January 31, 2019, 12:25:04 PM »
I was sure he was going to shoot instead of cutting it back near the end of the game - that's probably a lack of confidence and sharpness.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3539 on: January 31, 2019, 12:31:45 PM »
To me, Lallana is getting away with  larceny.
Weird thing to say.

Lallana's problem is simple - injuries.

It's a shame. He'd be a great option in the squad if he could stay fit, potentially even a starter.

Not much to say beyond that though.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3540 on: January 31, 2019, 12:56:41 PM »
I don't know why Klopp keeps introducing him as a left-sided midfielder. Throughout his career he's rarely looked effective on that side of the pitch, despite having a left-foot which is almost as good as his right.

One of Lallana's greatest strengths - like Oxlade, though not as explosively of course - is his ability to overload the right-hand side, as we saw for his cutback late on, and repeatedly throughout 2016/17. I don't think his body positioning naturally lends itself to replicating that on the other side.

I don't think he looks the same player post-injury unfortunately, but given that he made more key passes than anyone except Mané despite only playing a third of the game, I don't think his impact was as limited - or worse - as others are suggesting.

Personally, though, in this system, I think he should probably be the back-up to Firmino in the number ten role. I'd have liked to have seen Salah move wider last night to give him more time on the ball, and use Lallana and Firmino's energy, superb first touches and natural synergy through the middle together.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3541 on: January 31, 2019, 01:12:02 PM »
larceny....bloody hell

though not good enough anymore it would seem at least he tries
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3542 on: January 31, 2019, 01:12:25 PM »
Lallana isn't an impact sub if you need to win or create a goal. He's fine when you're protecting a lead or if we're short in midfield at the start of a game.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3543 on: February 1, 2019, 10:37:01 AM »
Lallana isn't an impact sub if you need to win or create a goal. He's fine when you're protecting a lead or if we're short in midfield at the start of a game.

Is he? He's been a disappointing signing overall. He was our best player for a 3 month period in an approaching 5 years he's had here. Which sticks out to many because the rest of his time here, he's been distinctly average.

But to be fair to him he's been played on the left or right far too much in his time here.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3544 on: February 1, 2019, 10:44:44 AM »
Simply too slow I'm afraid.  Looks like he's running in treacle.  Which is a huge shame as he's clearly talented.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3545 on: February 1, 2019, 10:47:04 AM »
Wonderful footballer, quick thinking, quick feet, imaginative and the king presser in the Liverpool team. Obviously he is also injury prone. But, should he maintain fitness for the next four months, Lallana will be instrumental in our quest for honours.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3546 on: February 1, 2019, 10:50:57 AM »
Wonderful footballer, quick thinking, quick feet, imaginative and the king presser in the Liverpool team. Obviously he is also injury prone. But, should he maintain fitness for the next four months, Lallana will be instrumental in our quest for honours.
i feel like ive been hearing this forever though

when he gets within an asses roar of the team it seems to be in steps
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2. we need a squad
3. hes injured
4. hes nearly back
5. he just needs games

then before we know it he gets another knock

if we give him game time he gets injured. he cant be relied upon and sadly since summer 2017 he hasnt contributed anything
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3547 on: February 1, 2019, 10:52:51 AM »
I was surprised to see this thread near the bottom of page 2.

To me, Lallana is getting away with  larceny. It feels like about 2 years since he last got a goal or assist, as a combination of injury and just not being a good footballer anymore. His performance last night was embarassing - he completely takes the pace out of any attacks and doesn't have the pace or fitness to contribute on either side of the ball.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3548 on: February 1, 2019, 11:02:48 AM »
Was very good in the 4-3-3 in 16/17. And if I remember correctly his best performance off the bench this season was when he played in that system (can't remember the game). Doesn't seem to have a natural role in the new system. Although I wonder if he could play the role Firmino currently does?

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3549 on: February 1, 2019, 11:09:46 AM »
I feel so sorry for him (and us) because he was fantastic for us, but I think injuries have robbed him of his ability to play at our level now.

As much as I like him we have to be ruthless about these things. Was it Paisley or Shankly who had the line about letting players' legs go on other teams' pitches? I think we will let him go in the summer. Would be great if he went somewhere a little less physical for last few years. Be interested to see how he would get on in Serie A.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3550 on: February 1, 2019, 11:38:54 AM »
Was very good in the 4-3-3 in 16/17. And if I remember correctly his best performance off the bench this season was when he played in that system (can't remember the game). Doesn't seem to have a natural role in the new system. Although I wonder if he could play the role Firmino currently does?

Bournemouth Away wasn’t it? Looked quite lively there.

Injuries have definitely hampered him. Can see why Klopp still trusts him and it’s not like we had lots of attacking mid options in the bench the other night as we’d started most of them.

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« Reply #3551 on: February 1, 2019, 12:17:15 PM »
Bournemouth Away wasn’t it? Looked quite lively there.

Injuries have definitely hampered him. Can see why Klopp still trusts him and it’s not like we had lots of attacking mid options in the bench the other night as we’d started most of them.

Yeah I think that's the one.

There is just something different about him when his role allows him to move from the second to the final third of the pitch rather than receiving the ball in the final third of the pitch. Even though he doesn't have pace, he uses the momentum he gains when moving from the middle of the pitch into the final third very well.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3552 on: February 1, 2019, 12:31:27 PM »


Personally, though, in this system, I think he should probably be the back-up to Firmino in the number ten role. I'd have liked to have seen Salah move wider last night to give him more time on the ball, and use Lallana and Firmino's energy, superb first touches and natural synergy through the middle together.

Good call..... yes, it would make sense for lallana to be Firmino's backup whenever he plays number 10. When he is put on the wings, he just seems lost.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3553 on: February 1, 2019, 01:15:09 PM »
He is just so slow. I'm struggling to think of anyone in the squad who has less pace. Maybe Allison?

Seriously though, the likes of Wijnaldum is no speed merchant but you can see he has that burst to get away from a man when under pressure or making an interception. I don't know if Lallana ever had this or its just that the team has changed too much.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3554 on: February 1, 2019, 01:35:58 PM »
He is just so slow. I'm struggling to think of anyone in the squad who has less pace. Maybe Allison?

Seriously though, the likes of Wijnaldum is no speed merchant but you can see he has that burst to get away from a man when under pressure or making an interception. I don't know if Lallana ever had this or its just that the team has changed too much.

Wijanldum is a speed merchant he just doesn't need to use it often. He turned on the afterburners at one stage on Wednesday and it was very impressive. He's a bit like Virgil in that sense.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3555 on: February 4, 2019, 07:11:35 PM »
If it's a 4-3-3 tonight, it's a big opportunity for Lallana to show he's still got some of what made him so good in 16/17.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3556 on: February 4, 2019, 07:14:17 PM »
Well we don’t have to worry about seeing him come off the bench. :D

Good luck to him, we’re needing everyone in our squad to win this.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3557 on: February 4, 2019, 07:15:23 PM »
Looking forward to see how he does tonight, he has a great understanding with our attacking three.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3558 on: February 4, 2019, 07:15:29 PM »
Nothing more I'd like to see than him putting in a fucking huge performance. With all our injuries building up, having a fit and raring to go Lallana could be huge.

He's not got a future here, but he's not a nothing player on his day, either. Hope he shines tonight.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #3559 on: February 4, 2019, 07:17:27 PM »
Can't say I'm overjoyed to see him starting but hope he puts in a worldie tonight, we need it.