After failing to win two games on the spin, Liverpool returned to winning ways as they beat Middlesbrough 3-0 at the Riverside Stadium. Despite being bereft of the services of their key marksman Philippe Coutinho , the other attackers in the Liverpool setup stepped up to get the job done for their side.
While many expected Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane to be the focal point of the Reds attack, midfielder Adam Lallana took up the onus to deliver and registered a brace along with an assist to guide Liverpool to their first win in three.
The Liverpool fans showcased their admiration for the English international on social media:
10 – Adam Lallana has had a hand in 10 goals in 14 PL apps this season (5 goals, 5 assists), the same number as in 2015-16 (30 apps). Form.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 14, 2016
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 14, 2016
Adam Lallana’s game by numbers:
85% pass accuracy
New man under Klopp pic.twitter.com/x7IGLo29Ca
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 14, 2016
Adam Lallana was magnificent tonight. He’s now the best English player without a doubt. Unbelievable turnaround at LFC.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) December 14, 2016
Adam Lallana the best player on the pitch by a mile tonight. Offensively and defensively. Lucky to have him.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) December 14, 2016
Game over. Liverpool finally win at Boro. Batter Boro 3-0. Lovely stuff. Man of the Match – Adam Lallana, 2 goals and an assist.
— AnfieldIndex (@AnfieldIndex) December 14, 2016
Adam Lallana has been reborn under Klopp. What he lacked before was consistent performances, well he’s been consistently brilliant lately. pic.twitter.com/AAItmcJpRi
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) December 14, 2016
Adam Lallana – Class act 👏
— Spion Klopp (@TheKopHQ) December 14, 2016
Good win reds!! Adam lallana absolutely flying this season.. 5 in 5 for divock aswell #ballers
— Brian Savage (@briansavage9) December 14, 2016
Said it a millions times. Adam Lallana is a superb football. Could Cruyff turn on a postage stamp.
— Paddy Byrne (@PBY88) December 14, 2016
Other than the fact he was playing against us, Adam lallana was a joy to watch tonight
— Daniel Killington (@dankillington) December 14, 2016
Steve McManaman was the reason I fell in love with #LFC & it’s no coincidence why I love Adam Lallana!
— Raylen Moodley (@Raylen_10) December 14, 2016
It’s Adam Lallana again. Sadio Mane drove forward, with the ball breaking to Divock Origi. He crossed to the England international – 3-0!
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) December 14, 2016
— Akeem Ade Ajetunmobi (@Ajee1900) December 14, 2016
— jameel mahmud (@jameelmahmud1) December 14, 2016
Adam Lallana is in the form of his life
— Josh Utting (@JoshUtting) December 14, 2016
How can you even sum up Adam Lallana? What a player
— Michael (@_MichaelPaul91_) December 14, 2016
Michael Carrick, Adam Lallana and James Milner are 3 of England’s best players IMO.
— Alex (@TheRoyalStone) December 14, 2016
Adam Lallana is an absolute god of a man
— adam (@adamhutchins0n) December 14, 2016