Adam Lallana says Liverpool were disappointed not to have turned a dominant display against Arsenal into three points, but believes Martin Skrtel’s 97th-minute equaliser could prove a defining moment in their season.
Liverpool came back with a Skrtel header deep into stoppage time to earn a well deserved 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday.
Lallana told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m thoroughly disappointed we didn’t take all three points, but there was a good feeling about the whole atmosphere and the performance today – and it’s been like that for the last few games.
“We feel we’re turning a corner and getting a little bit of rhythm into our game. That goal was huge for us at the end because we would have been thoroughly disappointed with losing, but it was a point, a good performance and we move on.”
He spoke further; “Although we didn’t get the result, we picked up a vital point by getting a goal in the last minute and when we meet up again for training (on Monday) there won’t be that bitter disappointment at not putting in a good performance.
“We know we’ve played well, so there are encouraging signs and we’ll hopefully take that into the Burnley game.”
Liverpool at many times during the match, laid siege to Wojciech Szczesny’s goal, always threatening to score with the 3-4-3 formation believed to be helping them discover their attacking rhythm.
“We’ve found a system that the gaffer has changed and got us playing and I think it’s working,” said Lallana. “We’ve been creating a lot more chances, in the United game, Bournemouth game and today.
“We’re disappointed at conceding the first goal on the stroke of half-time. It probably gave Arsenal a little bit of momentum that could have been avoidable. But there was great character shown by the lads to keep pushing and get the vital goal at the end.”
The 26-year-old Lallana had a third successive start in the match, and turned in a good attacking display in supporting Raheem Sterling and he believes the new system has favoured him.
“I’m enjoying being on the pitch and playing in the system we have been playing,” he said.
“I feel it’s one of my best positions, but I am happy to play anywhere. I just feel I am becoming a bit more relaxed on the pitch now – and a relaxed Adam Lallana is probably when you’ll see the best of me.
“I’m happy with the way things are going on the field at the minute, but we just want to pick up more results.
“We’ve got a busy Christmas period and I feel if we can put in the performances we’ve shown over the last week, we’re not going to be too far away from picking up a lot of wins.”
Brendan Rodgers’ side can take positives into a festive run of matches that will see them face Burnley, Swansea City and Leicester City.