There are few summer transfer windows that will be remembered fondly by Liverpool supporters, and the months leading up to the start of the 2014-2015 season have become somewhat infamous. Dejan Lovren cemented his place among the worst purchases in recent memory, and a handful of other buys failed to pan out ahead of a season that, for most, is better left forgotten.
Liverpool did manage to make a few purchases that don't demand an immediate apology, and while the cost to bring in Adam Lallana might have been a point of contention among supporters, he's a player with plenty of quality, and one that, if given time and circumstance, should end up making good on every cent of his transfer fee. Just ask him.
"A combination of different factors make it difficult for any player moving to a new club. I have just got to embrace it and I must admit I am enjoying it, with the fan base that we have got and I do think I have got a good relationship with the fans.
"Last summer was strange with the World Cup, the transfer and then going to America and getting injured straight away. I had a bit of a frustrating season. I feel like I've got that couple of extra levels to hit and I'm sure that is going to happen. I feel very settled at the club now. I'm not the new guy anymore, I feel like one of the experienced ones, especially when you look at the players who have left. I'm not young anymore, I'm 27 and I feel at my peak. I can't wait to get going and show everyone what I'm capable of."
Wherever he ends up featuring--which could be in an attacking midfield role behind a striker or two, or in a wide position in a front three--it seems that Adam Lalllana, if healthy, can have a major impact on Liverpool this season. Creativity and consistency in the final third is needed, and on top form and fitness, that's something Lallana can provide in spades, and hopefully he's able to combine with the rest of the promising pieces in Liverpool's squad to write off the dismal finish to the last campaign.
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