Why Adam Lallana might point to his name if he scores against Borussia Dortmund


Borussia Dortmund’s social media team will be hoping that Adam Lallana doesn’t score in tonight’s Europa League quarter-final and prove a point to them.

The German club’s official account this morning tweeted out a graphic to show how they thought both clubs might line-up for the second leg of their quarter-final against Liverpool at Anfield.

It’s a pretty good looking graphic, it’s hard to argue with the starting XIs they have chosen but there is just one little error, their spelling of Lallana.

Twitter loves jumping on these sorts of things and it didn’t take long for the corrections to come rolling in.

Lallana should be pretty well known in Germany, he started when England won 3-2 in Berlin last month after all!

And he’s also Liverpool’s equal top goalscorer in the Europa League this season… albeit with two.

But let’s be fair, you have to spare a thought for the Dortmund social media crew when you look at the names they have to deal with on a weekly basis.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Łukasz Piszczek and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all on the club’s books – Jakub Błaszczykowski is on loan – and all are spelling mistakes waiting to happen.

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They definitely deserve some slack, especially if they get the starting line-ups right, but you suspect they’ll get some Twitter “feedback” if Lallana nets the goal to send Liverpool through.