PHOTOS: £25m Lallana celebrates his first Liverpool goal

Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert

Adam Lallana opened the scoring for Liverpool in their 2-1 win against West Brom today.

This summer Liverpool performed something of a raid on Southampton after The Saints' impressive season under Mauricio Pochettino in the Premier League.

They snapped up centre back Dejan Lovren, striker Rickie Lambert and spent the most cash on captain Adam Lallana.

The childhood Evertonian forced through a move in order to earn his chance to play in the Champions League, something which at 26 he was yet to do.

So far however it has been a struggle for the England international - who cost Liverpool a cool £25 million this summer. He suffered a nasty knee injury during pre-season, ruling him out of action for the start of the season.

He made his debut for the club in September but struggled against Aston Villa, with match sharpness a clear concern.

But he has steadily been improving and today was perhaps his best performance in a Liverpool shirt to date.

He was impressive throughout, even showing off that trademark Cruyff turn he perfected during his time at Southampton.

And it was from a clever piece of play on the edge of box that Lallana scored his first goal for the club. He swivelled in behind the West Brom defence to slot home a left-footed strike beyond the Baggies keeper Ben Foster on the stroke of half-time.

Liverpool went on to win 2-1, with Jordan Hendereson rendering a Saido Berahino penalty futile with a calm strike.

Lallana was obviously ecstatic with his strike and will be hoping to continue hitting the back of the net for the club.

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