Jamie Redknapp says Liverpool's Adam Lallana needs to produce more regularly

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Jamie Redknapp wants to see more from Liverpool match winner Adam Lallana.

 

Jamie Redknapp has told The Mail he wants to see more from Liverpool match winner Adam Lallana.

Lallana struck an injury time winner against Norwich City at the weekend to end a remarkable game of football, which saw the Reds win 5-4, having trailed 3-1.

It was the first Premier League goal Lallana has scored this season, in his 19th match, 14 of which have been starts.

He also provided an assist in the victory, and now has four for the season, which is his second at Liverpool since signing from Southampton in the summer of 2014.

Redknapp feels that Lallana, 27, needs to use this moment to kick on, and become a key player for Jurgen Klopp's side between now and the end of the season.

He said: "He is an extremely hard worker and suits Jurgen Klopp’s pressing system but needs to have a bigger impact. Sometimes I just wish he played with a bit more of an edge.

"On Saturday Lallana produced one of those moments and when he scored that winner and ripped his shirt off I didn’t mind at all. That’s the passion and devilment I want to see from him more often. Because it’s those game - changing moments that you pay big money for.

"He needs to produce on a regular basis if he wants to rank alongside some of the league’s best playmakers."

There is more at stake than that for Lallana. If he cannot produce on a regular basis this season then there is a very real chance that new boss Jurgen Klopp will bring in more competition for his place in the starting line up in the summer transfer window.

Lallana is not a certainty to be selected for England's Euro 2016 squad either, and has all the motivation he should need to have a successful second half of the campaign for the Reds.

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