|Club as Player||Liverpool FC|
2019 03 10 Retrieve
[Lallana told of a testing period in his career] It has been a difficult 18 months to two years for me with injuries, but hopefully that’s behind me now. I just want to keep working hard and contribute to what will be an exciting end to the season. It helps when you can be fit consistently, I’ve not had that over the last couple of years. It was a good game and I enjoyed being out there
2019 03 10b Retrieve
[Lallana told of their efforts against the Clarets, which have helped to raise morale heading into the second leg of a Champions League last-16 encounter with Bayern Munich] It’s a big three points with Manchester City winning yesterday. The conditions were difficult for both teams. One minute it was sunny, the next minute it was hailing and then raining. It was odd but I’m happy we held our nerve.
The way Burnley play is difficult and they are fighting for every point, but I thought we were convincing winners in the end. The main thing was just focusing on three points and now we switch to the Champions League and Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Both teams will be quietly confident.
2020 01 04 Retrieve
[Lallana ignoring Liverpool exit rumours despite contract at ‘best team in the world’ set to expire] It’s easy to keep working. I’m enjoying playing for the best team in the world, it’s as simple as that. Whatever my contract situation is, that will be going on in the background. There’s not a chance that that will affect my commitment to this club. I have given 110 per cent throughout my Liverpool career and will continue to do so, whether that finishes at the end of the season or whether that continues. It’s a great squad, a great bunch of lads and I couldn’t be enjoying my football any more
[After playing under Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton, Lallana was signed by Brendan Rodgers and has been in place throughout the club’s recent transformation under Klopp] Yeah, I can, because I work with these lads day in, day out and I see how committed [they are] and how much work is put into it. When you perform like that, as consistently as that, its not through luck. It’s through hard work, dedication, long hours and it’s all worth it.
He [Klopp] has got a bit of everything. He’s very intense, but he can demand that out of his players and keep them on side. He makes us believe that to be more intense means we have got more chance of being successful and you see that out there with what the lads put into every game. We might have to sacrifice different aspects of our life for that, to be at that level, but it’s all worth it