George Burley backs Adam Lallana to be a hit at Liverpool

Adam Lallana

The attacking midfielder has struggled to impress since a big money move from Southampton.

Speaking to Sky Sports, George Burley has backed Adam Lallana to be a success at Liverpool in future.

The England midfielder has struggled to impress at Anfield since a big money move from Southampton in 2014.

Things had looked like they would improve under Jurgen Klopp earlier in the campaign, with the German appearing to be a firm fan of the attacking midfielder early in his reign.

Lallana has continued to struggle though, with him one of several coming in for criticism for his performances of late.

Burley though, is adamant that his former star will be a success at Liverpool before too long.

"He's perfect for the way Liverpool want to play, because they'll want to get the ball down and they'll want to it to feet, and he can certainly do that," he told Sky Sports.

"I'm sure he will [be a success at Liverpool] as he's a smashing lad who was brought up the right way and came through Southampton's academy.”

"He wants to learn and he works very hard on his game and I'm sure that will stand him in good stead for the rest of his career."

The problem for Lallana is that he is yet to be given a real run of games in his favourite position at Liverpool.

He is arguably most comfortable in the number ten role behind the striker but that position is occupied by Philippe Coutinho, with him very much making it his own.

As a result, Lallana has often been forced out wide under both Brendan Rodgers and Klopp, and with him unlikely to supplant Coutinho in the central role, he may continue to struggle to impress in future.

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