There was a time that Liverpool supporters regarding the £25 million signing of Adam Lallana as a waste of money.
The former Southampton midfielder often frustrated large parts of the fanbase for his lack of end product, despite looking impressive on the ball.
However, ever since Jurgen Klopp arrived at Anfield, Lallana has played a very important role - and has transformed the fans’ opinion of him.
Many pundits have suggested that if Lallana adds goals to his game, he would be regarded as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.
And, at this early stage of the campaign, he appears to have done just that with two goals in four Premier League matches for Liverpool, plus his first goal on the international stage for England against Slovakia last weekend.
But it’s not just a few goals that have impressed Liverpool fans. They’ve realised just how hard the 28-year-old works in Klopp’s high-pressing system.
In fact, Lallana ran so far during their 4-1 victory that he broke a 2016/17 Premier League record. Liverpool’s official Twitter account claim that their star ran 13.1km on Saturday evening, setting a new record.
While we know the season is only a month old, that distance could last long into the season.
Not only did he set a league record, he also scored a terrific goal to put the Reds 3-1 ahead and put the match beyond reach of the champions.
But who had the previous season’s best before this weekend?
Yep, it was Lallana himself who ran 12.5 km against Tottenham during the 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane. You certainly can’t accuse the playmaker from not working hard for the team.