Adam Lallana beginning to feel at home in Liverpool

Monday 29 Sep 2014
Adam Lallana made his fifth appearance for Liverpool on Saturday

Adam Lallana is nearing the end of his injury frustrations, and says he is feeling sharper with every game he gets under his belt.

After missing the opening games of the season due to a knee injury, the England international has made five appearances for his new side and says he is beginning to feel at home in the red of Liverpool.

"After every game I'm feeling more comfortable," he told 

"I just want to keep working hard and I still feel I can improve even more, get better and put in better performances.

“I felt great out there, fitness-wise, and it's just disappointing we couldn't get the three points”

Adam Lallana 

 "I don't want to make excuses, but I did miss pre-season. It's a valuable part of getting the rustiness out. It's just going to be with game time now.

"Because of the injuries we've had, I've probably played a lot more than I would have done coming back from injury. But it has been great - that's what you need as a player.

"I felt great out there, fitness-wise, and it's just disappointing we couldn't get the three points."

Lallana completed 90 minutes in Saturday’s Merseyside Derby, and impressed during the 1-1 draw – with fans voting him man of the match on social media.

And despite suffering the disappointment of conceding a late equaliser, the 26-year-old said there was plenty of positives to take from the performance.

Adam Lallana in action at the 2014 World Cup

"We said during the week we needed to improve and play at a high tempo,” he added.

“I felt we did that; we moved the ball quicker and created more chances.

"It's just disappointing we couldn't take a few more of them. We were more solid defensively from set-pieces. So there are positives, but they are going to be clouded over with the result unfortunately."

By Jamie Reid Senior Writer