Ray Wilkins critical of Liverpool’s Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana

Ray Wilkins does not believe that Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana deserves to be in the England starting lineup.

Former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on Friday morning that Liverpool attacking midfielder Adam Lallana does not deserve to be in the England starting lineup.

Lallana, who joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Southampton in the summer of 2014, has been in disappointing form so far this season.

The 27-year-old, who can also play as a winger, has created only nine chances in eight Premier League appearances so far this campaign.

The former Southampton attacker has a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 40%, and has won seven headers, 14 dribbles and 10 tackles.

"I don’t think Lallana really merits that spot at the moment, I have to say," said Wilkins on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on Friday morning.

"I know this side has been hit with a couple of injuries in Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain especially in those wide areas, but I don’t think Lallana has done quite enough up to now to meet playing for England at the moment, especially in a game of this standing."

Despite Wilkins’ reservations about Lallana, the Liverpool midfielder started England's friendly international against Spain in Alicante on Friday evening.

Lallana played for 63 minutes and was far from impressive, as the Three Lions lost the game 2-0.

Based on his performance against Spain, it will be tough for Lallana to retain his place in the England starting lineup at Euro 2016.

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