Lallana, a 2014 signing from Southampton, never really shone under former boss Brendan Rodgers and prior to Klopp’s appointment only started two Premier League games this season.
Philippe Coutinho was always seen as Rodgers’ preferred playmaker, while summer signing and fellow Brazilian Roberto Firmino was widely expected to join him as one of the better players.
However, Klopp has a different approach to his predecessor and Carragher feels Lallana’s attributes and energetic style of play will see him earn his place among the club’s new leading players.
“It is going to take time for the new manager’s methods to pay off but Lallana, with his willingness to run hard, looks tailor-made to play a part in Klopp’s revolution,” he explained.
“Go back to the summer and when Liverpool signed Roberto Firmino for £29m from Hoffenheim, it looked as if Lallana would become the odd man out.”
“When Brendan Rodgers was making a substitution, Lallana would almost always be taken off first ahead of Coutinho but under Klopp, that could end up turning around.”
“Lallana is a skilful player but his greater stamina may give him a crucial edge.”
Change of fortunes:
Adam Lallana joined Liverpool amid high expectations but he never really hit the ground running.
Under Jurgen Klopp, the former Borussia Dortmund manager will look at his players and his initial preference in regard to team selection will be those who best fit his way of doing things.
Lallana has an abundance of energy and while he may not be the most skilful player in the Reds’ squad, his willingness to work hard and run himself into the ground is exactly what Klopp is looking for.