Liverpool legend John Aldridge has praised midfielder Adam Lallana’s performance against Manchester United, saying that he returned to “doing what we know he can”.
Following fantastic campaigns in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 campaigns, Lallana has failed to keep up that momentum due to injury and has lost his place in the starting lineup over the last two terms.
The midfielder was introduced in the second half of Sunday’s 1-1 draw against United, however, and earned his side a point when it looked as if they could have lost.
Writing in a column for the Liverpool Echo, Aldridge said that he hopes Lallana an kick on from his latest display.
“Getting the equaliser will have been a big moment for Adam Lallana,” the 61-year-old said. “He has struggled big time with injuries but that’s the most mobile I’ve seen him for a couple of years.
“He was getting on the ball and doing what we know he can, shifting the play and getting the other side of players. Adam did really well, you just hope he can progress now.
“You don’t want him getting injured again because there are a lot of games to play, including cup games, and he gives you a different dimension coming off the bench.
“He knows at times that he’s looked a pale shadow of his former self but like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was running at them and then Naby Keita, he’s made an impact.”