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Liverpool in talks to offer £120,000-a-week deal to star in order to fend off Premier League rivals

Liverpool are reportedly set to offer Adam Lallana double his current £60,000-a-week wages amid speculation of interest from Tottenham Hotspur.

According to The Express, Mauricio Pochettino wants a reunion with the 28-year-old, with the pair working well together prior to Southampton selling the latter to Liverpool for £25m in 2014.

Since making the switch to Anfield, and particularly so far this season, Lallana has taken his game to the next level and now forms an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s side as they target the Premier League title this season.

The former Saints star has seven goals and seven assists in 18 Premier League games so far this season as he closes in on surpassing his tallies from last year already.

However, interest from Tottenham could complicate matters and it’s claimed that while the England international still has two years remaining on his current deal with Liverpool which pays out £60,000-a-week, he could be about to double his money.

It’s claimed that Lallana will move level with the likes of James Milner and Daniel Sturridge as the top earners at the club at £120,000-a-week as Liverpool look to keep their top players at the club and especially avoid losing any of them to direct rivals.

Paris Saint-Germain were also linked with a move for the attacking midfielder, as per the Express, and that shows just how far he’s come and the quality that he is displaying on a weekly basis for his current employers.

Nevertheless, Pochettino is said to have him at the top of his transfer shortlist as he still hopes to strengthen his midfield and add more creativity, but any move for Lallana this month could now be scuppered if he puts pen-to-paper on a new deal with Liverpool.

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