It’s been an impressive start to the season by Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s men recorded their fourth straight victory against Hull City last weekend - an emphatic 5-1 win at Anfield - and are unbeaten since their shock defeat to Burnley back on August 20.
The Reds have scored 14 goals in their previous four matches and currently sit fourth in the Premier League table, five points behind league-leaders Manchester City.
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And it’s not just one or two players scoring the goals, either.
The goals are being shared across the team - Sadio Mane has three league goals, Roberto Firmino two, Philippe Coutinho three, Adam Lallana three, James Milner two, Jordan Henderson one - and nobody is currently playing badly.
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Liverpool surprised by Lallana's improvement
But the player that Liverpool’s coaching staff are apparently most surprised by is Lallana.
The England international scored the opener against Hull and also provided two assists in the emphatic victory to continue what has been a fine start to the season.
According to the well-connected journalist Tony Barrett, who now works for Joe.co.uk, a Liverpool insider has revealed that Lallana is one of the most improved players they have ever seen.
The Reds signed the winger in a £25 million deal from Southampton in the summer of 2014 but he struggled to produce his best form during his first two seasons at Anfield.
Lallana shone throughout September
It’s been a different story this term, though.
Lallana was named as Liverpool’s Player of the Month for September and he admits it’s a great feeling to land his hands on the individual accolade.
“It has been a great month. We have been very successful as a team,” he told Liverpoolfc.com, per the Liverpool Echo.
“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.
“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.”
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