Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has been awarded the Standard Chartered player of the month award for September.
The Englishman enjoyed a successful month on both team and individual fronts as Liverpool achieved a one hundred percent record in all competitions. Lallana contributed two goals and two assists, but it is arguably his relentless work ethic that earned him 51 percent of the votes – by fans on Liverpool’s official website – as well as a large following on Merseyside and indeed the world.
“It has been a great month. We have been very successful as a team,” Lallana told Liverpoolfc.com upon being given the award at Melwood.
“It is nice to get the award but I think it could have gone to anyone in the whole squad. We have started the season very well – it’s great to see.
“The award could have gone to a number of people – we have been performing that well as a team. When you perform well as a team you are going to get players playing well individually.
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“That’s what we want to happen.”
This accolade represents tangible proof that manager Jürgen Klopp has helped rejuvenate the former Southampton captain, who initially struggled for form when he joined two years ago under then boss Brendan Rodgers.
Despite being credited for his own improvement, Lallana was also keen to share the spotlight with his teammates, saying that plenty of improvement has been made since last season and that all eyes are, as ever, focused on the next match.
“The squad is showing great signs of improvement from last season. We just need to be consistent and focus on the game on Saturday now, against Swansea.
“With the early internationals, you get blocks of games and you can give yourself mini targets, which is good,” he added.
“But at the minute we’re focusing on Swansea and nothing but that. If you don’t get the result you want it’s a long two-week wait before the next game.”
Lallana and his teammates’ form has been a great thing to behold for anyone connected with Liverpool and a devastating experience for the Reds’ opponents.
Let’s hope that it all continues and that Klopp’s army keeps on marching forward.