Adam Lallana believes a “telepathic” relationship between him and Liverpool’s front three has helped lift the Reds to the top of the Premier League table.
The Reds cruised to the summit on Sunday after a 6-1 thumping of Watford and Lallana’s display was among the most highly-acclaimed in our Player Ratings after the match.
The England midfielder has scored three times and contributed five assists, his best start to a Premier League season, while Liverpool are the division’s top scorers with 30 goals in their 11 games played so far.
And Lallana believes that is a result of the understanding his has with the players in front of him.
“It’s clichéd, but football has its own language,” Lallana said.
“For example, Firmino doesn’t speak brilliant English – although better English than I speak, Portuguese! – but I feel like I’ve got that relationship with him on the pitch where you don’t need to be speaking to each other.
“It’s almost telepathic. At times, when you see Firmino, Coutinho and Sadio Mane linking up, they are everywhere. That’s not because they speak the same language or they speak English.
“Phil is very shy, his English is great. He just doesn’t speak it too often.
“It’s almost telepathic – just knowing each other’s games inside out.”