Lallana made three league appearances in March, scoring one goal and laying on two assists, with one of the season’s highlights coming with a star turn in Liverpool’s 3-0 win at home to Man City at the beginning of the month.
Speaking to reporters on Friday afternoon, Klopp lauded this as “absolutely deserved,” for a player he had admired from afar from his time at Borussia Dortmund.
“I’ve had a few very, very nice surprises [since arriving at Liverpool],” he said.
“I always knew how strong he was. I knew more about him when he played for Southampton, [he] wrote there a very nice story.
“I’m really happy a few more people recognise what a great player he is.
“Even when I saw the game against Netherlands, he’s really a good player – and a nice guy!
“It’s absolutely deserved. Hopefully he can win again in April – that would be good for us.”
Lallana continued his fine form with a pair of impressive displays against Germany and Holland for England during the international break, and as Klopp attested, he is hoping this can continue in April.
Firmino has taken the majority of the goalscoring burden in his No. 10 role, but without the Brazilian, Klopp will be hoping Lallana can take the mantle and fire the Reds to glory.