Lallana: My Liverpool teammate has been brilliant; pinpoints moment it all turned around


Adam Lallana has been talking about Liverpool's return to form.

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana says goalkeeper Simon Mignolet's return to form has been crucial to the club's success, in comments made to The Guardian.

The summer signing from Southampton is confident of a win over Manchester United this weekend, and believes that their win over Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup last December was a turning point in their season.

He said: "We went down there and not only won but played well, and since then we haven’t looked back.

"Simon [Mignolet] came back in goal and he’s been brilliant, the new players suddenly started to click and the manager came up with a new system that suits us all."

The game against the Cherries was right after their 3-0 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford, and was set up for an embarrassing defeat.

Having already exited the Champions League, been soundly beaten by their rivals, and facing an in-form Championship side live on television, the recipe for an upset was set.

Liverpool did not succumb, and not only won, but played with style in the 3-1 win, with Lazar Markovic scoring his first ever goal for the club.

Mignolet was later reintroduced to the team after being dropped, and has been excellent ever since. He has conceded only five league goals in 10 matches in 2015, the meanest defence in the league over this period.

They have a chance to rubber-stamp their return to form by backing it up against United this weekend, a game in which they can draw level on points with the Red Devils with a victory.

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