Liverpool News: Lallana desperate for action

1 year ago

In the latest Liverpool news, Adam Lallana has declared himself fully fit and hopes to play a big part in the Reds’ run-in as he looks to seal a place in England’s World Cup squad.

Lallana missed the first three months of the season with a hamstring injury and has struggled to force his way back into Jurgen Klopp’s side since returning to action, with competition for places high at Anfield.

However, the former Southampton man is keen to now be involved as much as possible as he attempts to secure a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup in Russia, and he will hope to feature in Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace, with Liverpool 8/15 to win with Coral.

The 29-year-old came off the bench for the final half hour of the Three Lions’ 1-1 draw against Italy at Wembley on Tuesday and says he’s back in top shape following his injury troubles.

“I’m fully fit now,” Lallana said. “We’ve got Palace at the weekend then (Manchester) City, then the Merseyside derby, then City. So it doesn’t stop. Straight back into it at Melwood and just keep ticking over and look to get that rhythm.

“At any level I’m not built with complacency. I think you see that in the way I play. It’s just about getting that rhythm and hopefully this (against Italy) was just the start of it. To get that rhythm you just need minutes on the pitch.”

Lallana has made just one Premier League start this season but hopes to improve that record in the games that are left as the Reds chase a top-four finish plus further progress in the Champions League.

He added: “It’s not just about training, it’s about playing competitive football. And there’s plenty of time between now and the end of the season.”