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'He wants to beat us': Jürgen Klopp singles out Adam Lallana for praise

Liverpool take on Brighton tonight with Jürgen Klopp looking to continue his side’s spirited revival. The Reds went six weeks without a Premier League win before impressive back to back 3-1 victories in London. There’ll be familiar face in the visitors’ squad tonight. Jürgen Klopp has talked Adam Lallana ahead of the game.

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Liverpool face Brighton

The Reds are looking to continue their charge back to the top.

Jürgen Klopp went five games without a win in the Premier League before he beat Spurs and West Ham.

The visitors arrive having beaten Spurs themselves, edging a 1-0 win at the weekend.

Graham Potter’s side are looking to put some more distance between themselves and the drop zone, they’re currently seven points clear but Fulham have a game in hand.

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Jürgen Klopp on Adam Lallana

Last summer we said goodbye to a dedicated club servant.

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Adam Lallana joined Brighton on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract at Liverpool.

Jürgen Klopp has singled Adam Lallana out for some praise ahead of tonight’s game, writing in the matchday programme:

“I will have to stop myself saying too much on Adam Lallana…I have to be respectful to the fact he is our opponent today… he wants to beat us and we him.

“But I must mention what a special person he was for us – and in truth remains so.

“When he left, I described him as a Liverpool legend for his contribution and I read somewhere recently he felt a little embarrassed by that. But he absolutely shouldn’t. It’s a status he has earned and then some.”

What RTK has to say

Jürgen Klopp always was a massive fan of Adam Lallana.

The midfielder was a key personality in the squad, his presence was a real loss.

However, we couldn’t justify his wages given his injury history.

Thankfully we get a couple of reunions a year, hopefully he goes home bitterly disappointed.

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