Jurgen Klopp lifts the lid on Liverpool conversation with Adam Lallana
The Liverpool manager has revealed that Adam Lallana wasn't happy with his goal record
Jurgen Klopp has revealed how Adam Lallana has improved his goal record after the Liverpool midfielder scored twice in a 3-0 win at Middlesbrough on Wednesday night.
The England international broke the deadlock with a close-range header at the Riverside Stadium after Nathaniel Clyne’s superb cross found his former Southampton captain.
Divock Origi extended the visitors’ lead after Lallana’s incisive pass teed up the Belgium striker to score his fifth successive goal in all competitions since replacing Philippe Coutinho.
The 28-year-old attacking midfielder completed the rout with a well-taken strike after a sweeping counter-attacking move to take his tally to six goals in 15 Premier League appearances.
Speaking to BBC Sport after Liverpool’s 3-0 win against Middlesbrough on Wednesay night, Klopp lifted the lid on a conversation with Lallana last year that has seemingly made a difference.
“Adam Lallana is improving even when he doesn’t score, but it’s nice he’s in that situation,” Klopp said.
“About a year ago I had sat him in the office and I was happy with him but he was like ‘I’m not scoring’. And I said he wasn’t in the right positions. Tonight he was twice in the right position and it was wonderful.”
Liverpool hoisted themselves above Arsenal and into second place thanks to their 3-0 win against Boro.
The Reds have lost two of their 16 Premier League fixtures this term.