Klopp hails ‘incredible’ Lallana ahead of Liverpool reunion

Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Liverpool’s manager, Jurgen Klopp in his pre-match interview today against their game with Brighton and Hove Albion tomorrow, hailed his former midfielder Lallana.

Lallana left Liverpool on a free transfer in July 2020 to Brighton’s side.

Klopp acknowledged the fact that Adam Lallana is one of the best players he has ever worked with.

“I still miss Adam, to be honest,” said Klopp. “It’s not easy to miss Adam because pretty much everybody here in the club still has contact with him.

“Adam set the standard from the first to the last day pretty much, and it was really impressive. 

“A player with technical skills and that working mentality is rare. 

“If he hadn’t been injured as often, he would have been on another level and it was still already great. 

“He’s one of the best players I’ve ever worked with. He’s an incredible person as well, so I’m really looking forward to seeing him again.”

“I still miss Adam, to be honest,” said Klopp.

Klopp didn’t fail to recognize and acknowledge the Brighton side who although lost to Manchester City last weekend in a 4:1 at the Amex stadium, held still to their possession.

“It’s one of the trickiest games [in the Premier League] with the job Graham has done at Brighton,” Klopp continued.

“To keep the ball and pass the ball the way they did against [Manchester] City is a really difficult thing to do, and they did it. 

“We lost the game here against Brighton [last season], so that’s another warning sign.

“They’re a real threat; they try to create, they defend well. We have to be at our best.

“I couldn’t respect more what Graham is doing at Brighton. I am a big admirer of his work. He’s a top-class manager.”he concluded.

Lallana left Liverpool on a free transfer in July 2020 to Brighton’s side.

He also hinted that Naby Keita will be available for choosing ahead of Saturday’s game after the crucial crash with Paul Pogba, while Fabinho, Thiago and James Milner are out due to injury.