There’s been much speculate about Adam Lallana’s future and where he will play football next season. The 31-year-old’s contract is up this summer.
Lallana is clearly not going to be a regular in Jürgen Klopp’s starting lineups but he has performed well this season whenever called into the team. The question has always been: Is he willing to play a substitutes role at Liverpool for another few years or will he move on?
Before today that question had no answer. Amidst recent rumours of interest from several clubs including Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Leicester City, the ECHO reported on Friday there were no negotiations happening between Lallana and Liverpool and that the player was expected to leave the club after the termination of his contract.
Regular playing time is Lallana’s goal for his next adventure and it’s easy to see him playing a role at either of those three clubs listed. Brendan Rodgers brought Lallana to Liverpool from Southampton in 2014 and seems intent on reconnecting at Leicester. I wouldn’t hate it.
Klopp wasn’t about to let Lallana leave in January with so much at stake this season. But back in December the manager seemed resigned to losing Lallana in the next transfer window.
“Everything about Adam Lallana, Adam Lallana knows and I know,” said Klopp.
“He had some injury problems [that are] completely done. Trained, body is super fit, mind in a perfect place, enjoys the time here in the moment. You can see that in each second of training and [when] he plays, very influential.
“But these kind of things we don’t discuss in public, so you have to speculate further.”
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