Adam Lallana assesses his first season as a Liverpool player

Adam Lallana

The summer signing from Southampton has been hampered by injuries throughout the 2014/15 campaign.

Liverpool playmaker Adam Lallana is determined to make an impact between now and the rest of the season but has admitted that he may not have lived up expectations, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Lallana had a difficult start to life at Anfield having missed most of pre-season with a knee problem, while the odd muscle injuries here and there have further hampered him over the course of the campaign.

He said: “It’s been quite frustrating, if I’m being honest, and I haven’t been out on the pitch as much as I’d have liked.

“Getting injured and missing pre-season, I feel, played a big part in my recurring injuries. It’s a very important part for a footballer to get the basis of the fitness in.

“But I want to be fully fit for the run-in, we’ve still got an outside chance of making the top four, and that’s something I want to be a part of. And obviously the last game of the season is the FA Cup final.

“I’m looking to come back in next season, get a good basis in with my fitness and kick on from there.“

Liverpool fans may have been disappointed with the return they have got for Lallana given the Reds spent around £25 million to bring him to the club, per the BBC, but they have seen flashes of what he can do, especially when Brendan Rodgers decided to switch to a system that helped to get him into the middle of the field just behind the front man, where he can be most effective.

His technique and ability to finish have caught the eye - and he he's also demonstrated versatility - but the fact he has yet to perform consistently means there is still a lot to prove for Lallana. Next season, there will be a desire from both the fans and himself to improve on his tally of five goals from his debut campaign.

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