Rodgers: Lallana can be key man

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes consistency is the only thing missing from Adam Lallana's game, but says the midfielder is working hard to achieve that.

The England international struggled to make a real impact at Anfield following his move from Southampton in 2014, but looks to be finding his feet at the club and even scored against Bordeaux on Thursday in what was his return from injury.

Liverpool are currently looking for someone to stand up and take charge on the field following some lackluster performances this season, including back-to-back defeats, against West Ham and Manchester United, in their last two league outings.

Rodgers said: "When he's played he has been excellent and if he plays consistently over a period of time, Adam will reach the numbers that we would like from him.

"I think it is only injuries that have curbed that so far but his goal on Thursday will be great for his confidence.

"He has not been training that long, so to come through 90 minutes of a game at that level and score the goal he did shows he has got his eye back in very early, and he will be looking to push on now."