Liverpool’s Adam Lallana will be hoping to put the injuries of last season behind him as he prepares for the new Premier League campaign.
Jamie O’Hara has claimed that Adam Lallana is no longer good enough for Liverpool as he stated that the club has ‘gone above’ the midfielder.
Last season, Lallana was on the sidelines for long periods with an injury, but he will be hoping to put that behind him ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
The Reds signed the 31-year-old from Southampton in 2014 for a fee in the region of £25 million [BBC Sport]. On his day, he can lift supporters from their seats, but constant injuries have held him back from doing that.
Speaking to the Final Word on TalkSport (28/07/2019), former Premier League midfielder O’Hara stated what Liverpool need in the transfer market as he claimed that he means ‘no disrespect’ regarding his comments about Lallana.
“I think what they need is one centre half on Van Dijk’s level,” O’Hara told TalkSport. “No-one’s on that level, but as close as you can get.
“The thing is they have got Oxlade-Chamberlain coming back. So, he’s going to feel like a new signing for them. He was pretty much out of the whole of last season for them.
“I mean Lallana, I think they have gone above Lallana now if I am honest. No disrespect to him.”
If Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can remain injury-free this season then it’ll be a huge boost for Jurgen Klopp in his quest to win the Premier League title.
The attack-minded duo would provide that little something different from the middle of the park, whether they are in the starting XI or coming off the bench.
The Reds have yet to make a major signing this summer, and with the window set to slam shut on August 8, it remains to be seen whether they will dip into the market for a new player.