Adam Lallana expects more from Reds


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Adam Lallana insists Liverpool are still learning under Jurgen Klopp despite producing a textbook away performance in Wednesday’s 3-0 win at Middlesbrough.

The Reds arrived at the Riverside on the back of disappointing results against Bournemouth and West Ham but got back on track with ease as Lallana’s brace and a Divock Origi strike saw them cruise to victory.

Part of their recent problems have been caused by the injury absence of playmaker Philippe Coutinho but Wednesday’s display showed they are getting used to life without the Brazilian, who recently confirmed he hopes to be back for the New Year’s Eve clash with Manchester City.

Before that Liverpool have the Merseyside derby on Monday, a game they are 1.95 to win, with the draw 3.40 and Everton 3.75.

They are also due to host Stoke on December 27 and will be targeting the next few weeks as the chance to close their current six-point gap between themselves and leaders Chelsea.

Lallana admits the Reds, who are 6.50 to win the Premier League title, are still learning under Klopp but believes Wednesday’s display shows they are improving with every game.

“It was not too far off [the complete away performance],” the midfielder told post-match. “But the manager has already quickly said to us there are things we can improve on.

“We trust what the manager says. So I’m sure over the next few days we’ll have a look at the performance, recover well and get ready for Everton on Monday night.

“We could have got the goals earlier but we were patient and didn’t let that faze us. In the end, I think 3-0 was a fair result.”

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