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12 players who can help solve Liverpool’s homegrown player issue

Statistics show where Adam Lallana has the edge over Spurs’ Dele Alli

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli walks past manager Brendan Rodgers as he is substituted against Besiktas JK during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers on signing Balotelli and missing out on Alexis Sanchez and Dele Alli

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed club owners Fenway Sports Group told him to sign the problematic Mario Balotelli after he had rejected the player.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 17, 2015: Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli in action against Liverpool during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Kloppaganda)

Villa doomed, Arsenal ambitious, Dele Alli the real deal – 5 Premier League Talking Points

As the first fixtures of the new year played out in the Premier League, a host of talking points arose, including the pedigree of Dele Alli.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 17, 2015: Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli in action against Liverpool during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Kloppaganda)

Steven Gerrard “disappointed” Liverpool didn’t sign Dele Alli

Liverpool passed up the opportunity to sign boyhood Liverpool fan Dele Alli last summer, and Steven Gerrard expressed his disappointment at their failure.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 17, 2015: Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli in action against Liverpool during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Kloppaganda)

Report: Liverpool’s transfer committee scuppered Dele Alli deal

Dele Alli impressed on his England debut on Tuesday, leaving Liverpool fans wondering just how the club didn’t sign the boyhood Red who was nailed on to sign for the club a year ago.

Scouting Dele Alli: All you need to know about Liverpool’s reported target