Former goalkeeper Paul Robinson has criticised Adam Lallana’s performance in the Reds’ win over Aston Villa on Saturday, saying that the midfielder found it “difficult”.
Lallana featured alongside Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum in midfield as Jurgen Klopp’s side came from behind in the final 10 minutes to earn a 2-1 win over Villa.
Liverpool found it tough for most of the match against a well-drilled Villa side and, speaking to Football Insider, Robinson said Lallana was one player who looked like he was struggling.
“It was a difficult one for Lallana,” the 40-year-old said. “I think he looked to lack of composure at times, he dwelt on the ball, he was slow on the ball, he had a bad miss in the second half and you could see his lack of football.
“It wasn’t the Lallana we are used to seeing, bursting forward, making those runs, putting through balls, I think he had the reins on.”
Liverpool’s win ensured they maintained their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League ahead of a crunch clash with second-placed Manchester City on Sunday.