Lallana: Late goals inspiring Liverpool

The former Southampton captain is enjoying life at Anfield despite the Reds struggling for form, though recent dramatic wins have lifted spirits on Merseyside

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes Brendan Rodgers’ side’s ability to score late goals highlights the character of the side.

In their past four games in all competitions, Liverpool have struck in stoppage time on two occasions to clinch victory and Lallana believes that it not only shows the Merseyside team have “immense character” but should inspire them over the next month.

“We’ve been scoring late goals and that shows we keep going until the last minute,” the 26-year-old told the club’s official website.

“We’ve got a fit group of lads and we may not be performing as well as we know we can, but that grit, determination and character is what you need.

“It’s given us a lift. Hopefully it triggers a good performance at the weekend. There are tough games coming around ever so quickly now.”

After this weekend’s clash with Newcastle, Liverpool travel to Real Madrid in the Champions League for a game on Tuesday, before facing Premier League leaders Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Ludogorets in Bulgaria and Stoke City to complete their duties in November.

While Lallana’s first campaign at Anfield has not quite gone to plan so far – Liverpool sit seventh in the Premier League, seven points behind Chelsea – he has been enjoying the extra pressure since arriving from Southampton.

“Expectations are a big one and playing for a club that is watched by millions of supporters around the world,” Lallana said.

“It’s just a big club but I’m just enjoying every moment of it. The Champions League games, and the even the Capital One Cup games, Anfield is jam-packed – even in midweek against Swansea.”

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