Adam Lallana continued his fine form this term as he contributed two goals as Liverpool thrashed Middlesbrough 3-0 on Wednesday.

The Reds star has all the right stats and is turning to be the perfect Premier League star this season. His goals and assists under manager Jurgen Klopp has seen him rise to the perfect forward for any fantasy Premier League team.

The midfielder is having a time of his life at Anfield. Strikers Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez are the only players with more goals than Lallana now and only Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has more assists than him this term. Lallana’s assist to Divock Origi is his sixth this campaign.

Of English players in the league this term, his six goals and six assists stats ensures he is the best performing Three Lions player. His stats in the visit to Middlesbrough is his third this season and no other player has done more than him this term – scoring a brace and getting an assist in the same game.

The Englishman used to get bashed for his lack of goals but is now the go-to player for Klopp since the injury of playmaker Philippe Coutinho. He is in the heart of the hot chase Liverpool are giving log leaders Chelsea this term. Liverpool’s chase was hampered by the slowdown when they played West Ham and Bournemouth but they proved they remain title contenders with the brilliant display against their opponent away.

In a night that saw Klopp play Simon Mignolet ahead of underperforming Loris Karius, Klopp was seen all smiles again after his worries in the past two games. Injury concerns were worsened with the injury of defender Joel Matip. The squad now has fewer options that are good enough to face any Premier League opponent.