Official top five fastest Liverpool players at the World Cup, according to FIFA

Adam Lallana

FIFA statistics reveal new signing Adam Lallana to have been the fastest Liverpool player at the World Cup.

£23 million signing Adam Lallana has cracked the top speed of any Liverpool player at the FIFA World Cup.

Statistics compiled by FIFA, clocking a player's top sprint speed, record the former Southampton midfielder as quicker than any of his new teammates.

Lallana recorded 31.2 kilometres per hour, way short of Costa Rica's Junior Diaz' top speed of 33.8, but enough to be Liverpool's quickest.

1) Adam Lallana 31.2 k/ph

2) Yaya Toure 30.7

3) Raheem Sterling 30.7

4) Daniel Sturridge 29.9

5) Glen Johnson 29.4

Lallana is not a player typically known for his pace, but seeing him outgun Raheem Sterling illustrates another asset to his game he can bring to Liverpool this season, and why he fits the mould of player manager Brendan Rodgers is seeking.

One Liverpool player, Sebastian Coates actually outranks Lallana on 31.6 k/ph, but considering he played only two minutes the entire World Cup, this can be considered a statistical anomaly.

Former Liverpool loanee Victor Moses also outpaced Lallana narrowly, his exploits with Nigeria seeing him reach a speed of 31.4  k/ph.

Potential signing Divock Origi of Belgium also illustrated his pace, 30.7 k/ph, while Luis Suarez, linked with an exit to Barceloan, reached 28.7 k/ph as his top speed.

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