Brendan Rodgers says Adam Lallana is now showing Liverpool fans why the club paid £25million for his services in the summer.
The England international has recently returned from injury, and prior to that had been performing superbly in a makeshift front three that included Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho.
And Rodgers believes the former Southampton man’s strong mentality helped him through a testing start to his Liverpool career.
“I remember seeing Adam when he was younger and he was a wonderful technician but he has a toughness mentally,” said Rodgers.
“He didn’t become captain at Southampton for nothing. It wasn’t given to him because he was a local player and I could see that.
“I remember talking to a few of the guys who had been with him with England and they said he was a tough character.
“He has all the skills and mentality to play at a club like this where the pressure is on every day and every game and you can see he is relishing that.
“He was outstanding at the weekend (against West Ham).”
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