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Liverpool fans mock Adam Lallana for comments about positional change

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Liverpool fans mock Adam Lallana for comments about positional change

Adam Lallana has explained he is open to reinventing himself as a defensive midfielder – and some Liverpool fans on Twitter have mocked him for his comments.

The 31-year-old has been an attacking midfielder during his career and played 158 games during his time with the Reds.

His unfortunate luck with injuries has certainly halted his progress in recent years, but he’s been fit at the beginning of this season and been give two cameos from the bench so far.

Lallana filled into a deep-lying playmaker role during a training game earlier in the year and has been discussing the position.

“I’m still waiting to get a chance there [in a deeper midfield role]. That may, or may not, come, but it definitely interests me,” Lallana told the Times.

“I find it very stimulating because I get more of the ball than I have ever had in my career before. Sometimes as a No 8 you are making decoy runs, or you are offering and you don’t get the ball.

“Whereas if you are in the ‘six’ you are centralised to the play, involved in the build-up a lot more. That is what I noticed straight away. That’s where the stimulation comes from — it feels good to be on the ball.”

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A selection of Liverpool fans have ripped into Lallan for his comments and he seems an out of favour figure at Anfield.

The Englishman was once a chief creator that was a regular in the England set-up and popular on Merseyside following his arrival for £25million (BBC) in 2014.

But injuries have seen him slip down the pecking order in recent years and it’s hard to see him forcing his way back in considering how strong Liverpool have become under manager Jurgen Klopp.

It seems there would be very little chance of playing a deeper role in a game too, especially with Fabinho the favourite in that role in front of the back four.

Here are some Liverpool fans on Lallana:

 

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