Adam Lallana insists he’s relishing the new role Jurgen Klopp has given him at Liverpool this season.
The England international was asked to operate in central midfield, just ahead of Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson, in last weekend’s 4-3 thriller against Arsenal.
Despite a deeper starting position, Lallana still has a licence to attack and he demonstrated that when he latched to Wijnaldum’s cross and coolly slotted home the Reds’ second goal at the Emirates.
“I’ve enjoyed it,” Lallana told Liverpoolfc.com
“I feel like I’m still learning the role and I’ll probably still be learning the role throughout the season – you can always get better.
“But I’ve been watching different players that play in that position and it was great to play against Barcelona and some top teams in pre-season to get good run-outs against them.
“I’m enjoying it and this is a squad full of great players. If you look around, there are a lot of players that can play in two or three positions, which definitely helps.
“It’s a different role but one I’ll embrace and I’ll play wherever the manager wants me to play as long as it benefits the team.
“The manager says a sign of a good game is having a lot of men in the box and I think if you look at my goal there are six players in the box and he highlighted that.
“That’s how he wants us to play. It’s attacking football but, as long as we get our protection right behind that, then why not? You’ve got more chance of scoring goals.”