sport news Graham Potter insists Adam Lallana will have 'very powerful' impact on Brighton

Graham Potter insists Adam Lallana will have 'very powerful' impact on Brighton after Liverpool success

By Pa Sport Staff

Published: 17:38 BST, 12 September 2020 | Updated: 17:48 BST, 12 September 2020

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Graham Potter expects creative midfielder Adam Lallana to have a 'very powerful' influence at Brighton given his successful experiences with Liverpool.

Albion won the race to sign England international Lallana on a free transfer in the summer after his Reds contract expired.

The 32-year-old left Anfield as a Premier League champion, having collected a Champions League winner's medal under Jurgen Klopp the previous season.

He is likely to make his Seagulls debut against Chelsea on Monday evening and head coach Potter believes the player will make a major impact at the club.

'I can speak a lot about what you need to do and I can give advice but you've got somebody in our environment that has seen it first-hand and has achieved it,' said Potter.

'And that's very powerful from a leadership perspective, from a culture perspective, from how we work every day and how we have to act on the pitch, and how we have to act on the training ground.

'There are some little things that can be improved on there and I think Adam brings that.

'He's a fantastic person, a really good character, good team-mate, wants to help the players. He's not just focused on himself, he cares about the team, he cares

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