Brendan Rodgers won’t want his team to be sympathising with the Saints when they visit St. Mary’s stadium…
Liverpool star Adam Lallana is delighted that his former club Southampton have performed so well this season in the Premier League, reports the Daily Express.
The midfielder left the South Coast club in the summer for £24 million, and the clubs’ encounter on Sunday will be the first time that he returns to the ground that he made his name at. The England international could be in for a rough reception after being labelled a traitor by some fans.
Despite this feeling from supporters of the team, the 26-year-old still hopes that the Saints make it in to the Champions League should the Reds come up short. He said when asked of it, “Yes, definitely. Deep down I’m delighted to see them doing so well. I have a lot of friends there, there are a lot of good people at that football club and I am thrilled.”
The Merseyside club play Southampton on Sunday afternoon. The game will be massively important in both sides’ chance of Champions League football next season.