LIVERPOOL midfielder Adam Lallana was the standout player for Liverpool in the win over Burnley.
That is the view of Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer, who thinks that the Englishman was “magnificent” for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
The Reds beat Sean Dyche’s charges 4-2 at Anfield to maintain their one point gap behind champions Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.
After an early scare where Burnley took the lead, Liverpool rallied and two goals apiece from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino sealed the win.
Lallana was making a rare start in midfield after falling behind in the pecking order this season but was impressive.
And Shearer went as far as saying that he was the one player who got Liverpool playing their normal high press style of football.
“In recent games against Manchester United, Everton, Bayern, we haven’t seen the intensity that we have become used to seeing with Liverpool,” Shearer told Match of the Day.
“But with Lallana back in the team today they definitely had their spark back where they press teams into making mistakes.
“I thought he was magnificent today. The way he tracked back and he was the one I thought was the standout player.
“I thought he was magnificent today”
“He was the one setting the tone and not giving up just like Jurgen Klopp said after the game.”
Liverpool return to Premier League action next weekend with a trip to Fulham and they can regain the lead at the top of the table with a win.
With City on FA Cup duty next weekend and with an international break to come after that, Pep Guardiola’s men do not play another Premier League game until March 30.
Speaking after the game, Klopp praised Lallana’s performance and his team overall.
“We played our game,” he said. “The first Burnley goal was maybe a little bit of the wind. In most countries it would not be allowed that goal – you cannot treat the goalie like that in the six-yard box.
“Adam Lallana didn’t score but he was best man on pitch. He had an outstanding game.
“At 3-1 up all the balls Burnley got were from us. I’m completely happy with the performance – especially against Burnley.
“Nobody gets rid of us.”