Lallana heaps more praise on Clyne

Date published: Wednesday 8th July 2015 11:20

Lallana last week hailed Liverpool’s summer transfers so far as “tremendous” and has now heaped further praise on their latest acquisition, Clyne, who he played alongside at Southampton.

“For me, playing against him in training, I’d never want to be playing against him,” Lallana told the Liverpool Echo.

“He’s very aggressive and he’s even added goals to his game; he obviously scored here at Anfield the first game of last year. I’m sure the fans have had brief moments where they’ve watched him play, especially for England; he came on the scene last season and has done very well and is a regular member of the squad now.

“He’s a very good defender. He’s a right-back so his main attribute should be defending and there’s not many players I see get by him, take him down the outside.

“I saw Clyney in America for a few days and we were chatting there about the possibility of him signing. I think he’s a great signing for the club.

“I played with him for two or three years at Southampton and he’s a solid right-back – you know what you’re going to get from him every game. He’s only going to get better playing here with better players around him and I’m sure the manager will have his ideas and want to improve him even more.”

Liverpool face a testing start to the new Premier League season, with several difficult away games in store, but Lallana is confident the Reds can hit the ground running with their new signings on board.

“I feel really confident, really optimistic,” he said. “I feel that the group of players that we’ve brought in and added to is only going to make everyone up their game. There’s going to be good competition for places, which I think is healthy in a good team. I’m just looking forward to getting going now.”

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