Jimmy Bullard has written in The Independent that he is looking forward to watching Liverpool attacking midfielder Adam Lallana in action next season.
The former Wigan Athletic and Fulham midfielder believes that the 2015-16 campaign will be big for the England international.
“One player I can’t wait to see this season, though, is Adam Lallana,” Bullard wrote in The Independent.
“He had a slow start last season but he really got going towards the end and his quality started to shine through.
“It’s a big season for him and if he can step up the plate, and the other players can take on Brendan’s methods with the way he wants them to play, then Liverpool have a small chance of breaking back into that top four.”
Big season ahead
Lallana joined Liverpool from Southampton in the summer of 2014 and was expected to be a huge success at Anfield.
Things did not go according to plan for the 27-year-old, though, but he did have an overall encouraging season.
The Englishman scored five goals and created 32 chances in 27 Premier League appearances for Liverpool in 2014-15.
Lallana had a pass accuracy of 83% and a shot accuracy of 46%, and won 17 headers, 30 dribbles and 40 tackles.
The upcoming 2015-16 campaign will be huge for Lallana, who will face competition for a place in the Liverpool starting line-up and will also have to step up his game.