Liverpool's Adam Lallana relishing chance to work with Jurgen Klopp

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - JULY 24:  Adam Lallana in action during the international friendly match between Malaysia XI and Liverpool FC at Bukit Jalil Natio
Image: Adam Lallana is looking forward to working with Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

Adam Lallana cannot wait to get to work under new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

Lallana watched Klopp's unveiling last week while away with the England squad but already has his eye on a return to club action ahead of the final European Qualifier against Lithuania on Monday night.

The former Southampton midfielder played the last 14 minutes of the 1-1 Merseyside derby draw that turned out to be Brendan Rodgers' last game, and he will return to Merseyside with a new man in charge.

Klopp has signed a three-year deal to take over from Rodgers and Lallana is among those expecting him to bring excitement and enthusiasm to the club, having been impressed with what he saw from 'the Normal One'.

"I am excited, very excited, to work with the new manager," he said.

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"I saw the press conference and, like everyone at the press conference and the reaction he is getting, it is going to be exciting.

"I have obviously got one more game with England and I am fully focused on it, but I am excited to get back to the club afterwards."

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The change in management could offer Lallana a fresh start at Anfield. Signed in 2014, the 27-year-old has only been able to impress in fits and starts due to injury.

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"Of course it is a big season," Lallana said. "Last year was frustrating. Even the beginning of this season was frustrating, picking up yet another injury.

"I am working really hard to keep fit because I feel if I stay fit, then the club will see the best of me.

"It was obviously disappointing to see Brendan go and our indifferent start, but change happens in football."

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Lallana is looking forward to returning to Merseyside before the first match of Klopp's reign at Tottenham, but before that comes England's qualifier in Vilnius. 

The attacking midfielder started Friday's 2-0 win against Estonia and hopes to impress if given another chances in Vilnius.

"I am really looking forward to Monday," he said. "It is another opportunity to impress, but mainly we're going there to get the win and complete qualification on a high with our 10th win out of 10."

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