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Liverpool midfielder Lallana: Allardyce style no concern

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana insists England coach Sam Allardyce's style of play will be welcome by the players.

Lallana, still searching for his first England goal having been capped 26 times, has no such concerns and believes Allardyce's adaptability can only help the national team move on from the summer's disappointment.

Asked about the style of play associated with Allardyce, the Liverpool midfielder said: "He spoke to us about wanting to win, which is quite simple really.

"We haven't gone into too much detail about specific styles. I don't think he has a specific style. He has mentioned how, depending where we are playing and who we are playing, that the style may change.

"It sounds like a sensible plan for me. He seems adaptable which is a good quality to have when you're a manager. Things have been quite straightforward for me and I have been very impressed with what I've seen.

"Since I've played for England I wouldn't say we have had a specific style. Things change in games and the manager has made it clear to us that he expects us to take responsibility, especially when we are out on the field.

"We have not had too many meetings and he's not wanted to throw loads of information at us straight away. Training has been very enjoyable and the lads are buzzing. He has been very relaxed towards us."

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