Liverpool haters vs Adam Lallana
When the Liverpool team sheet for Sunday’s match against Burnley came out, some Reds’ supporters weren’t happy.
Adam Lallana was named in Jurgen Klopp’s XI, while Naby Keita was omitted.
That lead to a slew of hateful tweets in Lallana’s direction.
How the fuck does Lallana deserve a start over Keita? I'm sorry but that's bullshit.
— LFC News (@LFCTransferNRS) March 10, 2019
Adam Lallana vs Burnley
Yet, before the break had come around, Lallana had silenced many of his detractors.
That’s after Ashley Westwood had fired Burnley into the lead with a goal straight from a corner.
Liverpool levelled on 19 minutes through Roberto Firmino, while Sadio Mane had the Reds in front in the 29th minute.
Lallana had a key role in both goals.
Lallana’s contribution for Liverpool’s 1st goal
Liverpool’s first goal was started, in part, by Lallana.
The midfielder pinged a sweet cross-field ball to Mo Salah to open up the Burnley backline.
Salah played a 1-2 with Gini Wijnaldum, before fizzing a ball towards Firmino, who scored.
Lallana’s contribution for Liverpool’s 2nd goal
Lallana was even more key in Liverpool second of the game.
The England international made a superb challenge on the edge of the Burnley box to keep an attack going.
Lallana showed incredible determination to win back possession for the Reds.
As a reward, the ball eventually fell into Sadio Mane’s path, and he applied the killer finish.
Social media reaction
Lallana gets a standing ovation as he's replaced at Anfield after a brilliant display, and #LFC Twitter closes the curtains, sinks into a corner of the darkened room, and shakes uncontrollably…. https://t.co/qOUa1yM2VG
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) March 10, 2019
Adam Lallana, eh?
Can we please stop writing off our own players? #LIVBUR
— Léon L. (@srijandeep) March 10, 2019
Lfc twitter after Lallana was involved in both goals pic.twitter.com/EVrGEfIFB2
— Sabah (@Sabah07) March 10, 2019
Klopp on picking Lallana: "If you have five sessions a week, everybody can show up and Adam was exceptional during the week. So, in a situation where you think a little bit how you can adjust one or two things, it’s smart." #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) March 10, 2019