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Is Lallana losing his relevance at Liverpool?


Struggling with injuries and a battle for form, and with Liverpool moving swiftly forward, does Adam Lallana run the risk of being left behind?

There was a moment during Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Man United that left supporters apoplectic with Lallana.

Introduced for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shortly after the hour mark, he had a great chance to play in the marauding Andrew Robertson on the left-hand side of the penalty area.

Instead, the 29-year-old dawdled, held onto the ball and opted not to pass to his team-mate, completely killing the momentum of Liverpool’s attack.

It was like watching that seven-a-side team-mate who is incapable of giving the easy pass—if you don’t know someone like that, it’s probably because you’re that person!

Lallana’s entire cameo was lacking a spark at Old Trafford, even though his usual work ethic was evident, and his form has been mediocre during an injury-plagued campaign.

He has now made 12 appearances in total in 2017/18, failing to register a single goal or assist, with his stock falling by the week.

While the Reds are progressing nicely under Jurgen Klopp, Lallana seems to be going backwards.


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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2017: Liverpool's Adam Lallana during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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