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The Man United opens up about Liverpool FC midfielder Adam Lallana

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Adam Lallana is one of the few English players capable of manipulating the ball in tight areas, according to Phil Neville.

The Liverpool FC midfielder is on the brink of a return to the Reds first-team following a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

Indeed, Lallana hasn’t featured for Liverpool FC in the Premier League this season following a knee injury during their pre-season.

The 29-year-old played a key role in helping Jurgen Klopp’s side to secure a top-four spot last term with eight goals and seven assists.

Lallana is facing increased competition from Liverpool FC summer signing Mohamed Salah and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a starting spot.

Former Manchester United defender Neville explained what Lallana will bring to the Liverpool FC team upon his return to first-team action.

“He gives the team flexibility and movement. He takes the ball in tight areas and can manipulate the movement of the ball,” Neville told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Lallana moved to Liverpool FC in a £25m deal from Southampton in the 2014 summer transfer window under Brendan Rodgers’ reign.

However, the former Southampton captain has become a firm favourite of Liverpool’s current boss Jurgen Klopp.

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