Liverpool’s Adam Lallana hopes Spurs win triggers top-four run
Adam Lallana hails Liverpool's 'massive win' in the hunt for a top-four finish
Adam Lallana is hoping that Tuesday night’s pulsating 3-2 victory over Tottenham will provide fresh impetus in Liverpool’s ambition to finish in the top-four this season.
Lazar Markovic and Steven Gerrard gave the Reds the lead twice, only for each goal to be punctuated by a Spurs equaliser from Harry Kane and Moussa Dembele respectively.
Brendan Rodgers shuffled his pack and brought on Mario Balotelli and Lallana, with the former Southampton midfielder setting up the Italian to claim a valuable winner.
“It was a massive win. I think you could tell by the reaction at the final whistle how big a result and three points it was,” Lallana told Liverpool’s website.
“It puts us in a good position to carry on and to push in the remaining games of the season and hopefully climb into the top-four positions.”
Victory over Spurs leaves the Anfield outfit just three points behind Southampton, who play this evening, and Arsenal – the clubs occupying third and fourth places presently.
The 26-year-old England international also praised last night’s opponents, adding that beating the quality sides around you creates new airs of confidence.
“It does enormous things for your confidence,” said the £25million summer signing, “Tottenham are a different team to the one that we played on the third day of the season.
“I watched the north London derby and they definitely deserved to win that. They are playing high pressure and it was an end-to-end game last night.”
By beating the side from White Hart Lane, Liverpool have completed a league double over Spurs, whose miserable league record at Anfield continues.