Steve Nicol rips into Liverpool’s Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana

Steve Nicol comments on Adam Lallana’s struggles at Liverpool.

Steve Nicol explained on the ESPN FC show on BT Sport 1 on Tuesday morning why Adam Lallana has not performed well for Liverpool since his move from Southampton in the summer of 2014.

“The problem is that some players can’t handle playing on the big stage week in and week out, and the only thing you can say about him is he hasn’t performed,” explained the former Liverpool defender.

“He has ability, he has quality - he has shown that when he was with Southampton.

"He has actually shown that a couple of times with England, but for Liverpool he has shown nothing in 12 months.”

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 during the 2014-15 campaign.

Lallana had a pass accuracy of 83% and a shot accuracy of 46%, and won 17 headers, 30 dribbles and 40 tackles.

The 27-year-old has not had a great start to the 2015-16 campaign, despite featuring in both of Liverpool’s Premier League games.

The England international has created just one chance, has a pass accuracy of 80%, and has won three headers, five dribbles and four tackles.

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