Adam Lallana named England player of year

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has been named England’s player of the year by fans.

Lallana received 39 percent of votes ahead of Jamie Vardy (12 percent) and Wayne Rooney (8 percent) to claim the annual prize.

Lallana scored his first England goal in the 1-0 win in Slovakia in Sepember, and also netted against Spain and Scotland in November.

“This award is a huge honour,” said Lallana speaking to the Football Association website.

“The last three winners were Rooney (2015), Rooney (2014) and Steven Gerrard (2012) so that just goes to show what a great achievement this is.

“Things have been going well this season for my club so that always helps. When you’re playing well for your club then hopefully you can transmit your form into the national team and help out.”

“That’s what has been happening but I don’t want that to be for just one season – I want to continue that for as long as possible.

“Off the back of a disappointing year for England as a whole, I’ll be looking to definitely improve in 2017 and hopefully we can build on how it has started under Gareth Southgate, as there have been plenty of positives.”

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