Adam Lallana thinks Liverpool are capable of 'something special' as they aim for Europa League glory

Adam Lallana

Liverpool's Adam Lallana joined manager Jurgen Klopp to preview the first leg of their Europa League tie against Manchester United.

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has said the squad feels they can finish the season with 'something special' ahead of their Europa League last-16 tie with Manchester United.

The first leg of the tie takes place at Anfield tomorrow night, and Liverpool go into the game on the back of two morale boosting wins in the Premier League as they put the disappointment of a penalty shoot-out defeat in the League Cup final.

He told reporters at a press conference, as reported by the Liverpool Echo: "It's a good moment for us at the minute. We've won three in a row and we're aiming to finish the season with something special.

"To win the Europa League would be something special. It would be a great achievement. We'll give it a good shot."

United have had the upper hand in the two Premier League meetings this season as they completed a double over the Reds in January. 

Lallana is determined to record his first victory against Louis van Gaal's side in a Liverpool shirt and is confident he and his teammates have what it takes to progress over two legs, in what is the first meeting between the two clubs in European competition. 

He added: "We've played well against so called bigger teams this season. We're confident we can get through over the two legs.

"You don't have to be local to understand the significance of this rivalry. You feel the importance in the build up."

Lallana recently put in a man of the match performance in the Reds 3-0 win over Manchester City last week at Anfield and will be hoping for a similar performance, and result, as Liverpool look to put themselves in a strong position for the second leg at Old Trafford a week later.

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