Monday, 30 January 2017

Adam Lallana Named England player of the year.

The Liverpool attacker has been named England player of the year 2016 by the English FA.

The 28 year old won ahead of Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney.

Lallana got 39% of the votes cast by the England supporters club, Jamie Vardy got 12%, Wayne Rooney received just  8%.

The Liverpool attacking midfielder has been in fine form for club and country. With 7 goals and 7 assists for his club.

Lallana was called up to the England senior squad for the first time on September 2012, for a 2014 world Cup qualifier match against Ukraine. he was on the bench all through the game.

His first appearance was on the 15th of November 2013 in a friendly match against Chile at Wembley.

Lallana scored his first goal for England on the 4th of September 2016 in a 2018 FIFA world Cup qualification away match to Slovakia at stoppage time to win the game for England.

Lallana told "This award is a huge honour." the last three winners were Wayne Rooney and Stephen Gerrard, so that goes to show what a great achievement this is.

“Things have been going well this season for my club, So that
always helps. When you are playing well for your club then hopefully you can transmit your form into the national team and help out."

"That is what has been happening but I don't want that to be for just
one season. - I want to continue that for as long as possible.