Playing at the Santiago Bernabeu against a ‘galactic’ Real Madrid side is not easy, and Adam Lallana struggled in the first half.
Lallana is a key player in the Liverpool midfield, and he started the Champions League Group B clash against the defending European champions on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old has looked good for the Reds in recent weeks, but he struggled to get into the game in the first half.
However, as the second half progressed, the £25 million summer signing from Southampton got in the groove of things and became more confident.
|Total Shots||Shots on Target||Key Passes||Total Dribbles||Dribbles Won||Touches||Total Pass||Accurate Pass||Total Tackles||Tackles Won|
As stats above show, Lallana had an encouraging game without looking overly spectacular. The England international won three of the four tackles he attempted and tried two dribbles (without success) against a vastly superior opposition.
However, despite being an attacking midfielder and entrusted with creating chances for striker Fabio Borini, the 26-year-old failed to provide a single key pass.
Overall, it was an encouraging display from Lallana, who showed against Madrid that he does have the calibre to step up against the biggest teams.