Jurgen Klopp sees a deep lying midfielder in the versatile Adam Lallana, as the Liverpool star played in same role in last two matches.
Jurgen Klopp believes that his versatile midfielder can perform as a Jorginho-style midfielder for Liverpool this summer, after Klopp experiments the English International in the same role, in the recent friendly matches.
According to a report by the Times, Liverpool’s manager have found another way to utilize Lallana this season, by deploying him deep in the midfield, as the German manager is impressed by his versatility.
Lallana played as a No 6 in the first-half of Sunday’s 3-1 success against Bradford City having also featured at the hub of Liverpool’s midfield in the 6-0 win over Tranmere Rovers last Thursday.
After the game against Bradford City, Klopp explained his intentions of placing Lallana with a deeper role, which he has hardly played before the last two friendlies.
“Adam is the kind of player who can play that and he enjoys this ‘Jorginho’ role – I hope Maurizio Sarri doesn’t see the games or he will make an offer,” said Klopp, after a 3-1 over Bradford City.
“It is about getting Adam rhythm, bringing him in early and doing things he is naturally good at: small spaces, passing the ball, and then from time-to-time offering the runs in behind as well and together with Milly (James Milner) that is possible. For us it is another option.
How twitter reacted
Jurgen Klopp when Adam Lallana comes to tell him he wants to leave. pic.twitter.com/NwHMFJRo2W
— The Irish Kop (@TheIrishKop) July 15, 2019
When klopp starts lallana in the 6 against Norwich pic.twitter.com/1SbME3X0bk
— dean (@deanregan__) July 14, 2019
Klopp on Lallana: “He needs a bit of luck, like we all do in life. We have to come through without injuries, that would be cool, and then we have a couple of new players, I would say, this season.”
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) July 14, 2019
klopp when everyone finds out about him secretly adopting adam lallana pic.twitter.com/NapTSqrHSp
— Y (@Yazzy2102_) July 14, 2019