Stat: Adam Lallana outperforms Philippe Coutinho over last two seasons

The England international has been involved in 23 goals since the start of 2013-14; one more than the Brazilian.

Liverpool’s chances of playing in next season’s Champions League ended unceremoniously yesterday as the Reds were beaten 3-1 at home by Crystal Palace in Steven Gerrard’s last game at Anfield.

The Reds will need to regroup and make up for the absence of their talismanic midfielder next term, with Brendan Rodgers having a tough job on his hands.

The Merseyside club spent a lot of money last summer following the departure of Luis Suarez, with the new faces having contrasting fortunes at Anfield.

Adam Lallana is one of the recent acquisitions that has promised much but ultimately had a relatively frustrating campaign due to injuries.

However, the former Southampton attacking playmaker could well be an important man for Rodgers’ side in 2015-16.

The England international scored the opener in yesterday’s clash with Alan Pardew’s men, which took him above team-mate Philippe Coutinho in a telling stat.

As can be seen above, Lallana has been directly involved in more goals over the course of the last two campaigns than the Brazilian, who is widely regarded as Liverpool’s main creative force.

Getting Lallana back to his best form, like he showcased on the south coast, will be a critical task for Rodgers and Liverpool next season.

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