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