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Lallana: Why Liverpool in tune for big second-half of season

Adam Lallana is convinced of a much improved Liverpool for the second-half of the season.

The former Southampton captain feels the summer signings are now bedded down.

"Listen, I never thought it was going to be easy coming to a club as big as this," Lallana told the Telegraph. "Maybe parts of me wanted to do too well, trying too hard; just a combination of little things really, settling into playing at such a big club and so on. But I'm getting there.

"I'm feeling more relaxed and a relaxed Adam Lallana on the pitch is when I'm at my best. I'm gradually feeling myself more and more.

"You're going to have highs and lows in your career and I never thought it was going to be easy here, but when you play in an atmosphere like we did against Arsenal you know that this is a special place.

"We're in the semi-finals of a cup competition and for someone like me who came in from a great club like Southampton to Liverpool, I wanted to push on and win silverware and straight away we are in the semis. I can't wait for that. People say it is only the Capital One Cup but it is a great competition.

"We've also got a good run of games coming up in the league, where if we put in performances like we did against Arsenal we will have a strong chance of picking up points. There are signs that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

"We are playing a system that I feel comfortable in and in the past fortnight we have found performances. We've had a lot of new players into the team and all of a sudden it has kind of clicked."

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