Former professionals have criticised, in particular, the performance during their 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford, which fell well below the standards expected in a match against their north-west rivals. I’ve been working at the academy to try to push into the first team and I got my chance. At this stage for me it is really about trying to get a performance level as consequently that will lead to us getting consistent results.
The Frenchman joked that he is delighted to stay as a Scouser, saying that he will give his 100 per cent to the club throughout his period on Merseyside.
Maybe it was something that Rodgers hastily discarded from March onwards last season, but three at the back seemed to suit Liverpool’s personnel better.
But Liverpool’s inexperienced side could not hang on to the advantage afforded to them by Lallana as substitute Jussie scored nine minutes from time to earn Bordeaux a point from their Group B opener.
Brendan Rodgers has been pleased with what he has seen from Adam Lallana since he joined the club from Southampton but admits that he is frustrated by the playmaker’s continual injury problems. “It’s invaluable experience for them and I thought they acquitted themselves very well”. “It is a massive game for us on Sunday in many ways, and we have to concentrate on producing in that now”.
“All the lads were disappointed after Old Trafford but we want to get back out there and put things right”.
“I definitely need to start delivering that quality in the box more consistently now”, Lallana said.
The midfielder was one of a number of players to stake a claim to start against the Canaries.
“Obviously with your first game you have nerves but I did well at the end”.
“We have probably been waiting for that for quite a period of time but those types of players like Daniel, with that quality, can give a totally different perspective to your team”.