According to the Echo, Adam Lallana is close to signing a new deal, as the contract talks are said to be in advanced stages. The new contract will extend his current deal by an additional two years, until the summer of 2021. The Telegraph reports the deal to be worth £150,000 per week, matching the deal penned last month by Philippe Coutinho.
Lallana has overcome a difficult start to his Anfield career, becoming an essential cog in Jürgen Klopp’s (currently misfiring) gegenpressing machine. The midfielder is having his best season in Red by far, tallying 7 goals and 7 assists so far. Hopefully Lallana adds to those impressive numbers soon, his last assist coming against Manchester City over a month ago.
If Lallana stays through his new contract, he’ll be 32-years-old. The deal will all but ensure that Liverpool can keep the talented midfielder throughout his prime years. Although we can certainly be disappointed about not bringing in more talent in the latest transfer window, this policy of locking down talent for the foreseeable future is still a positive sign from the club.