Adam Lallana encouraged by Liverpool win ahead of Arsenal clash
Adam Lallana says Liverpool showed signs of improvement on Wednesday night
Adam Lallana believes Liverpool are showing encouraging signs of progress after the Reds set up a clash with Chelsea in the Capital One Cup semi-final.
Raheem Sterling bagged a brace against the Cherries, while Liverpool’s summer signing Lazar Markovic scored his first Reds goal since his £20m move from Benfica.
I thought we implemented ourselves brilliantly in the first half
And Liverpool midfielder Lallana, who teed up Sterling for their third strike on Wednesday night, took confidence from the Merseyside outfit’s display against his former employers.
“We’re delighted. We’re in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, and that’s what we were after. We were very disappointed after the United game and we wanted to put it right against Bournemouth,” Lallana told Liverpool’s website.
“Although there were encouraging signs going forward at Old Trafford, we knew coming to Bournemouth – who are top of the Championship – was going to be a tough game.
“I thought we implemented ourselves brilliantly in the first half, took control of the game, got two goals and settled ourselves down nicely.
“We had our gameplan and I thought we did it well. The two goals settled us down, but it was still difficult from then onwards – we had to put in a professional performance as Bournemouth caused us a few problems in the second half. It’s a tough place to come and they’re flying at the moment.”