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‘Lallana is Liverpool’s odd one out’

first_imgAdam Lallana has become the “odd man out” at Liverpool, says Steve Nicol, with the England international potentially edging his way towards the exits.The 31-year-old playmaker has entered the final year of his contract at Anfield.As a result, the Reds face a big decision on what to do with him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? They could allow his current deal to run down towards free agency, discuss fresh terms or negotiate a move elsewhere.Nicol considers the latter of those three options to be the most suitable, with Lallana having struggled to live up to expectations on the back of a £25 million ($31m) transfer in the summer of 2014.The ex-Reds defender told ESPN FC of an injury-ravaged midfielder: “I think it’s pretty clear the odd man out in that lot is Lallana.“At his best he can give you a little sparkle. Unfortunately, in his time at Liverpool, he’s not really been at his best very often.“So right now, for me, he is the one completely on the out.”Lallana has made just 31 appearances for Liverpool across the last two seasons, but has passed the 150 mark across his five years on Merseyside.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool 2019-20Fierce competition for places suggests that he will find game time limited again in 2019-20, with the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain having returned to fitness and edged ahead of him in the pecking order.Nicol believes another England star on Jurgen Klopp’s books could prove to be a major asset next season, a former Arsenal star back at the Reds’ disposal after recovering from a serious knee problem.“When he got his injury, he was arguably one of Liverpool’s best players at the time,” said the Scot.“It’s an interesting time to see whether he can recover completely from his injury and can he recover the form that he was showing?“The form he was showing was not the form of Arsenal.“This was not the Ox of Arsenal, this was a completely transformed player.“At Arsenal he looked one-dimensional, the Ox, but when he came to Liverpool all of a sudden he did all types of different things.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Ohio State womens hockey defends home ice against Lindenwood

OSU sophomore forward Maddy Field (22) takes on Minnesota redshirt senior defender Lee Stecklein (2) during the Buckeyes game against the Gophers on Oct. 22. Credit: Emily Lehmkuhl | For The LanternVying to break its four-game losing streak, the Ohio State women’s hockey team hosted Lindenwood this weekend at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU (5-6-1) was able to defend home ice and shut out the Lady Lions (0-8) on both Friday and Saturday.The two wins marked OSU’s first victories on home ice this season and wrapped up a six-game homestand.Sophomore defenseman Lauren Boyle said that having two shutouts is huge for the Buckeyes and serves as a way to repay redshirted sophomore goaltender Kassidy Sauve.“Sauve has been outstanding the entire season and to be able to give her something in return is really big for us,” Boyle said. “It’s a huge thank you to Sauve… it shows a lot about the [defense’s] character.”Friday’s game started off with multiple scoring attempts from the Buckeyes, including narrow misses from freshman forward Samantha Bouley and junior forward Julianna Iafollo.The Lady Lions defense was sharp early, holding OSU scoreless with the Buckeyes outshooting the Lady Lions 12-10.Lindenwood returned to the ice with a more aggressive style of play, outshooting OSU 7-1 in the first seven minutes of the period.Despite the effort from the Lady Lions, OSU sophomore forward Maddy Field put the Scarlet and Gray ahead with about 1:30 left in the period. The goal was Field’s fifth of the season.The momentum from Field’s goal carried into the third period where the Buckeyes continued to attack the net.  Their efforts proved successful when sophomore forward/defenseman Ariana DePinto scored with eight minutes left to play.Freshman defenseman Katie Mikkelsen and Iafollo quickly followed DePinto’s lead by scoring in quick succession, securing a 4-0 victory for OSU.Simply put, Sauve described the Buckeyes’ first home win of the season as “awesome.”“It’s nice to win at home and the atmosphere was great,” Sauve said. ”We had a lot of people [come] and it was nice to see people cheering for us.”Lindenwood entered Saturday’s game looking to flip the script on the Buckeyes, but OSU was able to open up the scoring and not look back.Fourteen minutes into the first period, OSU went on the powerplay when Boyle buried a shot past Lindenwood goaltender Morgan Skinner.Boyle added some cushion to the lead four minutes later, finding the back of the net over Skinner’s left shoulder and scoring her second goal of the game and season.The Lady Lions kept OSU off the scoreboard in the second period and much of the third. It wasn’t until Boyle solidified the Scarlet and Gray’s victory with an empty net goal with six seconds remaining in the game. The tally completed her first career hat trick and made the final score 3-0 in favor of OSU.Despite being the Buckeyes’ only scorer in the game, Boyle said the execution on the first powerplay set the tone for the Buckeyes.“That power play…has been brewing up a bit of storm, so seeing it come together is really nice,” Boyle said.The Buckeyes travel to St. Cloud, Minnesota, next weekend to take on conference foe St. Cloud State. read more