Henderson on Liverpool's signings, talks up Lallana

Jordan Henderson seems pleased with the business Liverpool have done this summer, and can't wait to see Adam Lallana return to full fitness.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has said the club has done some good business this summer as they look to compete for the Premier League title again, and deal with the commitments of their return to the Champions League for the first time since 2009.

But there was one name in particular that Henderson singled out in the form of one of his England team-mates.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “I think we have done some great business in the summer – the new signings are very good.

“You have not seen the likes of Adam Lallana play yet, he’s a very good player.

“I’ve trained and played with him for England and seen how good he is – he’ll be a massive plus when he gets back fit.

“And the others who have come in have looked very sharp in training. I hope they can kick on and strengthen us.”

Eyebrows may have been raised at the fee of around £25 million for the player, but Henderson seems to rate the signing from Southampton very highly.

Unfortunately for Lallana, he picked up a knee injury in training whilst on the pre-season tour of the USA which will rule him out of the opening weeks of the season, which includes an opening day clash against his former club at Anfield.

Lallana was Liverpool's second signing of the summer - whilst Henderson will have also worked closely with Rickie Lambert, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic on their pre-season tour. He will have to wait until the side returns to the UK to work with Dejan Lovren after the Croatian experienced problems with his visa.

26-year-old Lallana has been compared to Philippe Coutinho by some, and could be in direct competition with the Brazilian for a place in the starting line-up when he returns to fitness. However, both players' versatility could mean they'll be seen playing together at stages in the coming season.

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