‘Liverpool have found it tough without Sturridge and Suarez goals’
Adam Lallana says Liverpool are struggling without their SAS strike partnership
Adam Lallana says Liverpool have found it tough without Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez.
The Reds strike partnership, which scored 52 Premier League goals last season, was broken up in the summer after Suarez completed a £75m move to Barcelona.
Liverpool have been without Sturridge for eight of their 11 games this season after the England international suffered thigh and calf injuries.
And Reds midfielder Lallana, who moved to Anfield in a £25m deal from Southampton in July, admitted the club are in a period of transition.
“After losing Luis Suarez and missing Daniel Sturridge up top lately, it’s been difficult,” Lallana is quoted as saying by Liverpool Echo.
“But we’ve had to find different ways of winning games; other people have had to chip in with goals.
“It was great for Mario Balotelli to get a goal against Swansea in the League Cup and now we are through to the quarters.
“We know we’ve not been playing to our maximum but we are still in transition. We feel that if we keep working hard, a really good performance is around the corner.”