Liverpool FC midfielder Adam Lallana is delighted the club have kept faith with Brendan Rodgers and is looking forward to working with the manager he thinks is a “great coach”.
Adam Lallana has endured a stop-start beginning to his Liverpool FC career owing to a number of injuries.
The player, signed in a A?25million deal from Southampton, is keen to put his head down and get going with the manager Brendan Rodgers next season restore the club into the Champions League following a disappointing 6th place finish in 2014-15 season.
Delighted that Brendan Rodgers is staying at the club, Lallana said:”Of course I am delighted he’s still here. In my eyes, there wasn’t really any doubt in him being here for next season.”
“It’s been an up and down season. We reached two semi-finals and we were disappointed that we couldn’t get to the final.”
“At one point we were closing in on the top four but missed out there. It’s been an up and down season but we’ve got a lot of new players and, off the back of such a promising year last year, when they nearly won the league, the expectation was always going to be really high.”
Speaking on Brendan Rodgers’ ability as a coach, Lallana said: “He’s a great coach. He’s very good tactically and I am always going to learn – players are always going to get better when he is coaching.”
And while Brendan Rodgers kept his job, Liverpool FC’s end-of-season review saw assistant manager Colin Pascoe and first-team coach Mike Marsh exit.
Lallana was disappointed to see them leave, describing them as “great coaches”, he said: a They were great coaches. I worked well with them this year.a
Lallana, himself, knows he has a lot to prove following an injury-disrupted first season at Anfield.
“It has been frustrating as far as injuries are concerned, especially as the season before I was available every game for Southampton,” the 27-year-old said. “It did not start off well in pre-season with injuries – it was stop-start.
“Every time I felt I was picking up rhythm or Liverpool were picking up rhythm I got another knock and was out for two weeks or so.
“I have a lot more to give next season and can’t wait to get going again.”