Photo: Liverpool’s Adam Lallana draws inspiration from Premier League legend

The Liverpool midfielder has been left awe struck by Francis Benali's incredible efforts for charity

Adam Lallana paid tribute to Southampton legend Francis Benali as the Liverpool midfielder drew inspiration from the former defender.

The Reds playmaker has enjoyed a brilliant start to the 2016-17 Premier League season after a return of three goals and three assists in seven appearances.

However, the 28-year-old was forced off in the first half of Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Swansea City due to a suspected groin injury.

Lallana is now facing a race to be fit in time for Liverpool’s next Premier League clash against Manchester City at Anfield on Monday 17 October.

But the Reds midfielder was drawing inspiration from former Southampton defender Benali as the retired Saints legend looks to run and cycle to all 44 Premier League and Championship grounds in just two weeks in a bid to raise £1million for charity.

Lallana posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption:

“Beyond inspirational what @benalisbigrace is doing. A hero on the pitch and now a bigger hero off it. Please lend support if you can – it’s an amazing cause.”

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The England international moved to Liverpool from Southampton in a £25m deal in 2014 under Jurgen Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

To support Benali’s big race please click here.

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