Matt Le Tissier recalls what Southampton fans used to chant about Lallana

Adam Lallana

The Saints faithful compared him to one of the best players in the world!

Southampton icon Matt Le Tissier has recalled a humorous chant Saints fans used to sing in honour of Adam Lallana, according to Sky Sports.

Indeed, the 27-year-old was a Southampton favourite before leaving for Liverpool and supporters used to compare him to Lionel Messi!

Le Tissier feels Lallana plays well in behind the striker - on any side - and that versatility has inspired a chant that doesn't reflect well on one of the world's best players in Messi...

Le Tissier told Sky Sports: "In terms of his best position, at Southampton we played a 4-2-3-1 and he looked very comfortable in any of the positions behind the striker.

"The Saints fans used to sing, he plays on the left, he plays on the right, Adam Lallana makes Messi look…well not very good."

As for the 27-year-old's Liverpool future, however, it's not harsh to say it hangs in the balance.

Jurgen Klopp is placing his faith in the former Southampton man right now but, if he doesn't see an improvement by January - or at least the end of the season - there surely won't be a need to persist with Lallana if he isn't delivering and there are other options in the transfer market.

At present, the Liverpool playmaker looks lightweight and desperately short of the requisite consistency. But Le Tissier has confidence in him. Will he come good under Klopp?

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