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Klopp’s Bet on Lallana Paid Off for the Team and Player Alike

It must have been a pleasant surprise for Adam Lallana to find himself as one of the first names on the team sheet in Liverpool’s first game against Arsenal this year. His good feelings were reflected by his play, too – he opened the second half with a goal. After the first half with a lot of struggle to create chances, Liverpool found its pace in the second half of the game. Some consider Lallana’s goal to have been the key to change the momentum of the game, to send the team into “gegenpressing” mode, which resulted in three goals in the second half, and the team winning their opening fixture of the season for the fourth time in a row.

Lallana enjoyed his new role

Lallana took up a deeper position than usual, dropping into the central midfielder role in a 4-3-3 setup. While he still has a lot of getting used to ahead of him in the season, he said he enjoyed it a lot. “I’ve enjoyed it. I feel like I’m still learning the role and I’ll probably still be learning the role throughout the season – you can always get better,” Lallana was quoted saying by the official Liverpool website. “But I’ve been watching different players that play in that position and it was great to play against Barcelona and some top teams in pre-season to get good run-outs against them.”

Kopp seems to appreciate the general versatility of the player, shared by several others on the team. This allows the player to be much more fluid on the field, changing the formation from 4-3-3 to 4-1-4-1, or any other, very fast.

Upcoming games

Who will stand in for Sadio Mane in the team’s upcoming matches? Well, there are multiple options on the table – and Lallana is one of them.

Otherwise, your bet is as good as mine. Instead of guessing, though, how about a quick game of Football Star Euro Palace online casino? It is a game with a massive success at the Euro Palace, most likely because of its theme – an homage to football. The game hit the Euro Palace in the wake of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and has been a preferred game ever since. It has helped many football fans through the times when games to follow were scarce. And it can do the same for you – all you have to do is head over to the Euro Palace, search for the game, and give it a go free – or for real if you’d like to.

By the time you read this, the game against Burnley will have been played already. Then we’ll know whether Lallana has returned to his previous position on the right, or will he stand in for the injured winger instead. Either way, he’s a player worth keeping an eye on.

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