While in France playing in the Euros with the England squad, Adam Lallana opened up about his mixed feelings on Liverpool's past season and his confidence in his manager Jürgen Klopp.
Speaking to Sports Magazine, Lallana ruminated on the good and the bad last season.
"I’ll look back on the season with mixed feelings," he said.
"I’m delighted with how it’s gone in getting to two finals [League Cup and Europa League], but not getting any silverware is very disappointing. Hopefully we can learn from that and go one step further next season.
"It’s been brilliant. I’ve got a good relationship with him (Klopp) as have lots of the players. I just hope he can bring silverware to Liverpool. That’s what the fans are crazy for.
"He’ll have a good pre-season, and a full season next year to work with his team, and he’ll be shrewd in the transfer market."
Indeed, after a slow and disappointing start to the season, Klopp's appointment rejuvenated a discontented fan base and jump-started Liverpool's season. While the two final losses were heartbreaking for all involved, it was the first time Liverpool had reached a final since Kenny Dalglish's second reign with the club in 2012.
Through the summer months, Klopp will face his next challenge: recruiting key players for his team in the transfer market.
Meanwhile, Lallana has played all [edit: almost all, that is. My mistake.] 180 minutes in England's two games at the Euros, making him one of only a few Liverpool players being so relied upon by their countries. Over the last season, he became an important piece in Klopp's team as well, typifying the German's love of aggressive, high pressing.
He has been using that mentality with England as well, commenting, "I feel like, especially over the past couple of years, I’ve worked on winning the ball back. I like winning the ball back. I reckon maybe at times I’m a bit too eager to do it, but I’m still learning and still working on my game – that’s what I’d say has been my main asset."