Jurgen Klopp makes exciting prediction about Liverpool midfielder: There’s more to come
The Liverpool manager is confident that Adam Lallana still hasn't reached his peak at Anfield
Jurgen Klopp believes Adam Lallana still hasn’t produced his best form in a Liverpool shirt.
The England international has put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with the Merseyside outfit to cap what has already been a special season for Lallana.
Indeed, the 28-year-old attacking midfielder has established himself as one of Klopp’s most-important players over the past 18 months or so since the German’s appointment.
The former Southampton captain has scored seven goals and has made seven assists in 23 games in the Premier League in the current campaign.
Speaking to Liverpool’s website about Lallana’s progress under his management, Klopp insisted that there is much more to come from the England midfielder.
“This is fantastic news for the club because Adam is a great player and an even better person. I am so pleased that we will spend more time together now and have this common future with LFC trying to be successful here,” Klopp said.
“Adam is a natural leader and is so, so important within our team and also in the dressing room. Maybe on the outside his leadership is not seen as much as we see it each and every day at Melwood in everything he does.
“What I think is most exciting about this news is that this player is only just arriving at his peak. He has his very best years ahead of him and they will be at LFC. He is in fantastic shape and his passion for football is as high as I have seen in a player – you not only see that out on the pitch in matches, but also in training here at Melwood.
“People talk about his progression and his improvement in the last 18 months, but for me he has shown this quality since my first day at Liverpool.
Lallana moved to Liverpool in a £25m deal from Southampton in the 2014 summer transfer window.
The England star initially struggled to impress under Brendan Rodgers in his first season at Anfield.
Liverpool are in fifth place in the Premier League table and 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.