Mamadou Sakho has resolved doubts about his future by agreeing a new five year contract.
Goalscorer Lallana believes Liverpool could take positives from the performance of the youngsters and praised defender Sakho for his display in defence. I will always give the young players an opportunity if they have the personality.
“It is important for me because every day when I wake up, I am very happy to come into the training ground with all the players”.
Manager Brendan Rodgers was left with mixed emotions as a much-changed Liverpool side battled back from a disappointing first half to take the lead in the second before settling for a 1-1 draw in Thursday’s Europa League match against Bordeaux.
Last season, only Martin Skrtel (90.1%) finished the Premier League campaign with a better pass success rate than Sakho (89.4%) for Liverpool.
The club hope that the former PSG player will sign a new contract, however, after they rejected approaches from Roma and Bayer Leverkusen this summer.
Aside from Jose Mourinho, the other Premier League manager who is really feeling the strain at the moment is Brendan Rodgers who has witnessed his Liverpool side ship six goals in just their last two fixtures against West Ham United and Manchester United. He knows he has had to be patient and his attitude has been first-class, ‘ he said.
Off the field he’s been working very hard on his fitness and getting himself to that peak level.
Norwich travel to Anfield to face an out-of-sorts Liverpool this weekend and midfielder Alex Tettey admitted he was happy not to be facing Luis Suarez who has since moved to Barcelona.
The average age of the team at that point stood at just 21.7, while Cameron Brannagan’s late introduction made it a successful night for all those involved at the Academy. “This evening you saw a young Liverpool lineup and a lot of players rose to the occasion”.
“His performance against Bordeaux was very encouraging, not least as for most of the game he was acting as the senior member of a central midfield pairing alongside fellow 18-year-old Pedro Chirivella”.