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Lallana: "I Feel as Fit as I Ever Have at the Club"

Adam Lallana reflects on his role to play for the club this season.

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Adam Lallana has had a heavy weight on his shoulders ever since he arrived here from Southampton for a hefty price. Matters weren't helped when he spent most of last season injured and unable to make the impact that he would have wanted. This season, especially under Klopp, Lallana has been one of the team's better players, and certainly a pleasant surprise.

Speaking about this performance and fitness issues, Lallana told the official site:

"I’ve been playing more consistently, but the big thing that has coincided is me being back to full fitness. I’ve had a good run of games under my belt now, I feel as fit as I ever have at the club.

"It was disappointing that I started the season off with a slight injury that kept me out for two weeks, when I thought I had put that behind me last year. I’m delighted to be fit now and contributing to the team.

"It’s always good to get a run of games. Any player will tell you that when you get a good run of games, you feel naturally fit. I just feel good on the pitch. I want to be contributing more on the goals front – that’s something I’m working on, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time.

"The manager tinkers his team more or less for most games, which I think is a good thing – especially when you’ve got a big squad and lots of games. It keeps the squad together and you always feel a part of it; you never feel you’re in the team but you never feel you’re out of the team.

"With all that combined, it brings good feeling among the group. I’m looking forward to the next game and hopefully achieving something special this season."

Liverpool fans will all be sharing his hope that this will be the season he really gets going and finds his niche with the team, especially if that means he gets a few more goals notched for them.

Speaking about the upcoming fixture against Watford, Lallana discussed the difficulty that this type of team poses for Liverpool:

"Leicester have had all the plaudits for being so consistent throughout the year and finding themselves at the top of the league, but Watford are in seventh and are on a good run at the minute," said the Englishman.

"[Odion] Ighalo and [Troy] Deeney have formed a ruthless partnership, so it’s going to be a very tough game but one we’ll hopefully get back to winning ways in. Each game is a different game.

"They have got a good defensive record so we might have to be a bit more ruthless. Scoring goals away from home has not been a problem of late but Watford are a different opponent and we have to go there and hopefully put on a good performance and the goals will come."

Indeed finding ways to score goals will be the problem, but this team has shown flares of life over the season. If they can get back to that and do it with consistency, then there might be some hope for the season.

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