Jamie Redknapp had challenged Adam Lallana to add more goals to his game after his match-winning performance against Slovakia.
Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp insists Adam Lallana should use his performance for England against Slovakia, as a springboard to help him produce much better performances going forward, with the Sky Sports pundit backing the midfielder to start scoring more goals.
Lallana was a hero for his country on Sunday night, as he scored a late goal to hand boss Sam Allardyce his first win in charge of the national team (1-0).
That was his first goal for the Three Lions and his second of the season, with the first coming for Liverpool in their 4-3 opening day victory against Arsenal.
Although Redknapp is aware of Lallana’s talent and acknowledges his match-winning performance for Allardyce’s men, the Englishman says that the midfielder must look to improve his game, starting with his final product.
“Adam [Lallana] is one of our most skilful players but for all but the last few seconds of Sunday’s game I thought his final product was lacking,” Redknapp wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.
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“Then he pops up with the winner and, although it was a little fortunate, that goal will have done Lallana the world of good.
“The challenge now for Lallana is to use this as a platform to kick on.
“He needs to start adding goals to his game and I want to see more from him going forwards.”
It will be quite easy to agree with Redknapp as Lallana does indeed do a lot of build-up work on and off the ball but for him to improve his finishing ability would benefit both his club and his country.
One thing’s for sure, the former Southampton man will head into the rest of Liverpool’s campaign full of confidence after reaching his target for his country and he’ll look to take on Redknapp’s challenge in order to achieve many more for his club.
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