Lallana Opens Up

ADAM Lallana has opened up about a secret meeting between the Liverpool players, organised by captain Jordan Henderson.

Apparently, even Jürgen Klopp wasn’t aware of the talks that took place, in which the players got together to rally themselves after a dismal few weeks in which they only won once in ten games — away at League Two Plymouth Argyle.

Lallana said: “It was a very open meeting and I came out of it knowing that every one of those players are together and intent on turning things around as quickly as possible. Almost an ‘us against the world’ type of attitude and we will do anything for each other, work our socks off, for it to change as quickly as possible.”

Massively into that. Is right, the lads.

Mane Reflects

THE hero of Saturday’s 2-0 win over Spurs has been speaking in the aftermath, and has been reflecting on what has been a poor few weeks for the Reds.

Sadio Mane missed a decisive penalty away on international duty with Senegal, while Liverpool were struggling in his absence but he thinks the reaction to adversity is the most important thing.

He told the club’s website: “It was not easy in the last few weeks, but it’s football and that can happen. More important is the reaction – we did it and we’re just going to try to keep going.”

Thought he was unstoppable on Saturday. Glad to see him back.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 11, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the first goal against Tottenham Hotspur during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Wijnaldum Talks Pressure

ANOTHER one of the star performers from that Spurs win, Gini Wijnaldum, has been talking about the pressure of going on a bad run and how that affected the players.

He claims that run of form caused the players to put extra pressure on themselves and that made things even worse.

The Dutchman said: “If you have a few poor games in a row, you’re going to put pressure on yourself like, ‘we have to win this one or otherwise this, otherwise that’ and I think we were too busy thinking about the consequences than concentrating on the game.”

Must be tough to take as a player, particularly when the games are coming so thick and fast. Think it shows how much of football is about mentality.

Van Dijk at Anfield?

FIND it mad when past managers come out and say who they could have signed. Don’t usually see who it benefits. This time it’s Brendan Rodgers and he claims he was knocked back by Liverpool’s scouts over a move for Virgil Van Dijk — a player some fans have been keen on for a while — before the defender’s move to Celtic.


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