Date: 10th March 2020 at 7:00am
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Manchester United legend Roy Keane made the bizarre statement that his daughter was stronger than Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana.

The 31-year-old signed for the Reds back in 2014 under the Brendan Rodgers era and his time at Anfield has been one of collective regression.

Other than his injuries, there have been times at the club where he has been brilliant and one of the first players who perfectly fitted Jurgen Klopp’s high pressing, high-intensity style of football.

Despite this, all of the above went straight over Keane’s head. While talking about Chelsea’s Premier League tie against Everton, he touched on our 2-0 defeat to the Blues in the FA Cup. He added that the game against the Toffees would be tougher because of one player.

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Quoted by Sports Mole he said, “I think Everton in a strange way will be a tougher test [for Chelsea] than the Liverpool game [the Reds lost 2-0].

“Because I think Lallana was in midfield the other night for Liverpool. I know my daughter’s probably stronger than him.”

Lallana, who is on £110,000-a-week at Anfield, looks to be leaving us at the end of the season and it will be one of those days where not all of the Kop faithful will feel the same about it.

But Keane’s comments showcase once more how underappreciated Lallana is. There is a reason why Klopp goes crazy about him and is a better footballer than what people give him credit for. The funny is, Everton lost the game 4-0 as well.

With 22 goals and 22 assists in 178 appearances, he certainly has had a meaningful contribution in helping us get to where we are today.

Despite this, one can understand why Lallana would want a change, with the squad getting stronger and with the former England international not getting any younger.