Hodgson was impressed with Lallana on and off the field and the midfielder's versatility - he can play in a central role or wide - is sure to count in his favour.
He said: "The games have served their purpose in the sense we've used a lot of players and we've found one.
"And it's not easy to find players after a year and a half. But we've found Lallana. That's a good step."
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