Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert recently suggested that the Reds were about to see the real Adam Lallana.
The England midfielder had suffered an injury at the worst possible time as he hoped to make an immediate impact at his new club, but having now fully recovered, the former Southampton man is proving Lambert right.
Against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Lallana scored the opening goal, but his all-round play also suggested he was about to bedazzle Anfield just as he did so regularly at St Mary's.
The Liverpool player did not just score against the Baggies, he also made one key pass, had a passing accuracy of 82.86 per cent and an on-target shooting accuracy of 100 per cent.
With five dribbles on top of that it is no doubt Lallana began to repay Brendan Rodgers' considerable outlay this weekend.
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One performance does not make a hero, but it seems Lallana has rediscovered his form at exactly the right time.
With Mario Balotelli and Lambert struggling to score, and Raheem Sterling unable to continually be the driving force just yet, it is up to players like Lallana to ensure Liverpool get back to winning ways on a consistent basis and start climbing back up the table.
On Saturday, he started to do just that, and he will be hoping that continues in the months ahead.