Jamie Redknapp issues challenge to Liverpool midfielder

Jamie Redknapp has his say on Adam Lallana's recent improvements for Liverpool

Jamie Redknapp has challenged Adam Lallana to become England’s top midfielder in the years to come.

The Liverpool star has earned plenty of praise for his strong start to the season under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

Lallana has scored three goals and made five assists in 11 Premier League games for the Reds so far this season to help the Merseyside outfit top the Premier League table.

The midfielder scored England’s second goal in their 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland at Wembley on Friday night.

And Redknapp now wants to see the midfielder kick on and add further steel to his game.

Writing in his column for The Daily Mail, former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp said: “I want Adam Lallana to become England’s go-to guy.

“The challenge for him now is how good does he want to be? Does he want to be described as just a good player or one of the best midfielders in Europe?

“I remember Lallana as a kid when I was at Southampton. He was a good young player but a bit too nice, and you could push him off the ball.

“Now he’s developing a nastiness — he is getting on the ball more and adding goals to his game for both club and country.

“He was England’s shining light on Friday night and one we can build the team around.”

Liverpool take on Lallana’s former club Southampton in their next Premier League game at the weekend as Klopp’s men look to maintain their place at the top of the table.

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Lallana notched up two assists in Liverpool’s 6-1 win over Watford before the international break.

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