Will Lallana prove an Anfield success…?
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Liverpool have already made a bid of £20m for Southampton captain Adam Lallana, but the Saints are reportedly holding out for £25m, following the Englishman’s excellent Premier League campaign.
If the Reds gave in, and paid the asking fee, he would become their second most expensive signing, behind the £35m deal in 2012 for Andy Carroll.
As a result, CaughtOffside has analysed whether the potential deal is indeed a sensible one for Liverpool.
Is Lallana the type of player Liverpool need?
As a priority? No. They already have Joe Allen and Coutinho who are technically gifted central midfielders, and Jordan Henderson’s ability on the ball is very underrated. With Champions League football imminent though, Lallana could be crucial in adding quality to a thin squad – although the Reds should spend their money on defenders instead.
Yes a move for Lallana is a wise one to consider, not least as Steven Gerrard is getting on in years and appears to enjoy a more withdrawn role now.
He’s a great talent, but Liverpool have a more pressing need for a player who can really dominate midfield physically. Nevertheless, Lallana would be a decent addition to the squad and he would suit Brendan Rodgers’ preferred style of play.
No, they should be concentrating on strengthening their porous back-line instead.
In three words, what can Lallana can offer the Liverpool squad?
Depth. Goals. Spark.
Depth. Fluidity. Assists.
Much the same.