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Adam Lallana
AL20
Personal information
Date of Birth

10 May 1988

Place of Birth

St. Albans, England

Height

1.73 m (5'8")

Position

Midfielder/Forward

Liverpool statistics
Squad no.

20

Years

2014-

Appearances

34

Goals

5

Adam David Lallana (born 10 May 1988) is an English international footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Liverpool.

Liverpool career

Following the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, it was widely reported that Brendan Rodgers had identified the highly-rated Southampton attacking midfielder Adam Lallana as a priority transfer target. Press reports circulated of bids in the region of £20,000,000 and £25,000,000 being submitted by Liverpool, with Southampton holding out for closer to £30,000,000. After Lallana's involvement in the 2014 World Cup, negotiations between the two clubs accelerated and, on 1 July 2014, Liverpool announced the signing- reportedly for £23,000,000 with £2,000,000 add-ons- believed to make Lallana the second-most expensive signing in Liverpool's history. The move quickly re-united Lallana with his former Southampton teammate Rickie Lambert, whom Liverpool had signed earlier in the summer. Lallana opted to wear shirt number 20, and upon signing, stated "I've been granted my wish to play at such a fantastic football club, in Champions League football and competing for Premier League titles." Brendan Rodgers described Lallana as a "special commodity."

Lallana's Anfield career began in disappointing fashion as, on 25 July 2014, he suffered a knee ligament injury in training before he'd made a single appearance for the club. He was ruled out for six weeks. Lallana finally made his debut on 13 September 2014, starting Liverpool's home tie with Aston Villa. Unfortunately it would not be an occasion to remember as the Reds lost 1-0. Lallana's performances over the coming games attracted praise, despite Liverpool struggling to put together many winning performances. On 4 October 2014, he netted his first Liverpool goal in the Reds' home tie with West Brom. Shortly before half time, Lallana exchanged a one-two with Jordan Henderson, breaking into the box and slotting the ball across Ben Foster into the far corner of the net from a tight angle. Liverpool went on to win 2-1.

After a spell of finding himself in and out of the team, Lallana netted his second Liverpool goal on 2 December 2014. In the Reds' away tie against Leicester City, with Leicester 1-0 up, Lallana acted fast to lash a ball in the box past 'keeper Kasper Schmeichel to tie the game. Liverpool went on to win 3-1.

Lallana next scored on 29 December 2014 in Liverpool's home clash with Swansea. In the 51st minute, keeper Lukasz Fabianski took a goal kick that rebounded off Lallana and looped into the net. Ten minutes later, Lallana netted again, this time with a well-placed effort after receiving the ball from Philippe Coutinho and skillfully evading the Swansea defence.

After struggling for consistent game time, partly owing to injury, Lallana came off the bench in Liverpool's home tie against Tottenham on 10 February 2015 to assist Mario Balotelli's winning goal with a low cross as the Reds' prevailed 3-2. In Liverpool's next game- an away FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace on 14 February 2015- Lallana scored the winner in a 2-1 victory, slotting in the rebound after a Mario Balotelli free kick was parried by goalkeeper Julian Speroni.

On 1 March 2015, Lallana played the duration of Liverpool's home match against Manchester City and helped the Reds claim a 2-1 win. In the match, Lallana scored two goals but both were disallowed for offside.

Stats

Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
2014-15 20 4 4 1 4 0 6 0 0 0 34 5
Total 20 4 4 1 4 0 6 0 0 0 34 5


Liverpool F.C. – current squad
1. Alisson • 2. Clyne • 3. Fabinho • 4. van Dijk • 5. Wijnaldum • 6. Lovren • 7. Milner • 8. Keita • 9. Firmino • 10. Mane
11. Salah • 12. Gomez • 13. Adrian • 14. Henderson (c) • 15. Oxlade-Chamberlain • 16. Grujic • 18. Minamino
20. Lallana • 22. Lonergan • 23. Shaqiri • 24. Brewster • 26. Robertson • 27. Origi • 32. Matip • 47. Phillips • 48. Jones
51. Hoever • 53. Ejaria • 54. Ojo • 55. Kane • 58. Woodburn • 59. Wilson • 62. Kelleher • 66. Alexander-Arnold
67. Elliott • 68. Chirivella • 70. Larouci • 72. van den Berg • 76. Williams • GK Karius • MF Allan • FW Awoniyi

Manager: Klopp

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