Adam Lallana delighted with Liverpool's squad depth

Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring their second goal

The England international believes competition for places at Anfield will benefit the club.

Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates after the matchLiverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates after the match

Adam Lallana has expressed his delight to Liverpool's official website over his side's newfound strength in depth, saying that competition for places at Anfield can only be a good thing.

Jurgen Klopp has significantly strengthened his side this summer with the signings of Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ragnar Klavan, Joel Matip and Loris Karius.

The Reds began the Premier League season in fine fashion with a 4-3 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, with the likes of Divock Origi and Emre Can left on the bench, and striker Daniel Sturridge and defender Mamadou Sakho yet to return from injury.

Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring their second goal with Roberto Firmino and teammatesLiverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring their second goal with Roberto Firmino and teammates

Lallana has commended Liverpool's diversity in their ranks, adding that it is only positive for the team if players would sometimes be disappointed in not making Klopp's starting XI.

He told Liverpool's website: "We've got options everywhere in the team: defensively, out wide, players who play between the lines, pace. I'm sure throughout the season there are going to be elements of disappointment for players not playing every week, but what we all need to understand is that, with the quality of the squad, the manager is going to pick a team that he feels is best to win.

"Just because you don't play doesn't mean you can't have a huge impact off the bench, as happened many a time last season. So we've got a great squad and we've got to see the positives of that. We've got completely different options and at times it might be one way of winning it one week and then a different way of winning it the next.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

"It's good firepower to have up our sleeve. The quality of training is going to be high because the competition for places is there, and that's definitely a good thing from my experience. It's a good problem to have."

With Klopp's purchases so far this summer, the German boss appears to have began correcting the age-old issue of a lack of depth at Anfield.

He certainly has more variety across the pitch, and with a number of players to return from injury, the Liverpool manager's options are set to be strengthened even further.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring their fourth goal with manager Juergen Klopp, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and teammatesLiverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring their fourth goal with manager Juergen Klopp, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and teammates

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