St Mary’s midfielder completes Anfield switch.
Liverpool have officially completed the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana in a deal that is said to have cost the Anfield side £25m.
The 26 year old enjoyed a standout campaign at St Mary’s last term, scoring nine goals and providing half a dozen assists, form that led to a spot in the divisional team of the year and a spot in Roy Hodgson’s 2014 World Cup squad and now a move to Anfield.
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Lallana moved to Southampton from Bournemouth at the age of 11, and the Championship side can expect a portion of the sum paid to the Saints, and has represented them with distinction.
The attacking midfielder helped to lead the club from League One to the uppermost reaches of the Premier League, racking up 265 appearances for the club and is clearly looking forward to the new challenge ahead, stating of his move;
“I am so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool,” said Lallana, who will take the Reds’ number 20 shirt.
“Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I’m here.
“I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I’m here, because that’s why I’m here – for success.”
Lallana becomes Liverpool’s third summer signing with Brendan Rodgers having already brought in veteran forward Rickie Lambert and young German midfielder Emre Can as the Northern Irish boss looks to build on the successes of last season when the Merseyside outfit mounted a genuine Premier League title challenge and secured a long awaited return to Champions League action.
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