In-form Lallana can come back haunt old side for Liverpool at Saints
Jamie Clark | 11 January 2017
Adam Lallana bets stand out for EFL Cup first leg clash
Southampton are a go-to club for Liverpool when it comes to poaching Premier League talents, and Adam Lallana is a perfect example.
Former Saints skipper Lallana faces the side where he shot to prominence in EFL Cup semi-final action, and a return to his old stomping ground presents a brilliant betting opportunity for punters.
Lallana is bang in-form, netting four and assisting two in his last six Premier League starts for the Reds. Available at Southampton v Liverpool first scorer odds of 7/1, he is well worth a punt to break the deadlock.
Jurgen Klopp has really given Lallana license to get forward and support the attack from an all-action midfield role this term. That is reflected in a return of seven goals and as many assists this term to date.
With Sadio Mane now departed from Merseyside to represent Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, Klopp needs someone to step up.
Lallana, who also appeals in a 16/5 wincast to score and the Reds to win at St Mary’s, is sufficient versatile to play on the wing, and has done so plenty in the past.
He also ended 2016 in fine form for England, netting in both of their final calendar year fixtures as the Three Lions beat Auld Enemy foes Scotland and drew with Spain.
A tasty 10/3 to be first away goalscorer in Wednesday’s EFL Cup clash, Lallana made more than 250 appearances for Saints, playing throughout their resurgence from League One to regaining top-flight status in 2012.
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