Out of the 16 initial Premier League matches that Liverpool has played so far, Adam Lallana was featured in 9 of those games. The player has been affected with an injury on his knee since making his move from Southampton to Liverpool with a transfer that was completed some months ago.
Even though Adam Lallana has not been such a consistent player in comparison to some of his other teammates, KoloToure believes that Lallana has been the best player of Liverpool so far in this season.
KoloToure defended his decision in calling out Lallana to be the best performer for the Premier League club as the Ivorian defender said that with the few minutes on the pitch that Lallana has had, he has really been working hard and demonstrating what he is capable to do.
“We are very happy with everyone’s performance. But, for me,Adam Lallana has been the best player in this Liverpool team this year. Definitely.”
“Since he came here, he hasn’t had a lot of chances to play but he’s shown great character and worked hard in training. He is a great boy; works hard, is very quick and technically is very, very good.”KoloToure told reporters
Besides Adam Lallana, there also were a number of other players that Brendan Rodgers signed to Liverpool including: Mario Balotelli and Lazar Markovic.
KoloToure stated that he is proud of what Markovic has done and even though the Serbian winger has made fewer appearances than Lallana, Toure still praised Markovic and gave positive feedback towards him.
Mario Balotelli still continues to struggle as he fails to score when Liverpool needs him to and rumors have even started to spread claiming that the Italian forward could be sold soon due to his ineffectiveness.