One point I want to make and people should understand is the case of Adam Lalana because I am sick people giving him stick. There is an article in Liverpool Echo pointing in general that our midfield isn’t scoring and declares its concerns on Adam Lalana’s lack of shooting and scoring with 0 goals since May. Now am not saying that is a good thing but that’s not entirely his fault.
Liverpool are currently 2nd in chance creation but what really amounts to that? If Moreno makes a simple middle of the pitch 2 meters pass to Coutinho and he shoots from 40 yards out does it count as a chance created? If so, then we can’t be asking for a better goal conversion rate than 10% (2nd worse in the PL).
Can you imagine if Lalana was shooting selfishly every time he got the ball like Coutinho does? We would never see team play and football is a team sport. Lalana has the fewer shots from our attacking midfield and that for me is not necessarily a bad thing. Lalana is one of the few AMFs that actually look for a pass or makes himself available for passing, and since passing isn’t in the nature of the rest of our AMFs, how is Lalana expected to score. I think we need more footballers like Adam that put the team above themselves. Gets so little credit for his work.