Adam Lallana To Sign New Three-Year Contract With Liverpool
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 23, 2017,
Feb 23, 2017, 7:23
The deal was a no-brainer and Liverpool fans should be excited about the future, especially considering the club had already managed to tie Philippe Coutinho down to a new contract earlier this year.
"This is a really good place to be at the moment and, for a player who wants to be part of something special, I can't think of a better club to commit your future to".
The 28-year-old was awarded the English Player of the Year award last month, and it appears that he will now see out the prime years of his career with Liverpool.
The fact that both players have signed new deals with Liverpool sets a positive precedent for the club, especially with the amount of high interest from top European to acquire their services.
"This is fantastic news for the club because Adam is a great player and an even better person".
"And because it's Liverpool there is that added X-factor of the supporters and what success would mean to them when we achieve it here".
The start of 2017 was not pretty for anyone associated with Liverpool following a run of just one win in 10 games in all competitions, but on an individual level, Lallana has already improved on his previous campaigns having scored seven goals and creating as many assists.
However, that trend seems to be reversing in quick fashion, with Klopp's rapid movement to tie up both Lallana and Coutinho a signal of how crucial the pair are to the club's future.
"But I think the most important word with our manager is "trust".
"Our younger players will now be able to benefit from watching, listening and learning from him for an even longer period because he sets the ideal example each and every day".
"He has a world-class attitude to go with outstanding ability: that's not a bad combination", said Klopp.
But what are the qualities and physical and mental strengths that have taken Lallana on a journey from Southampton's academy and League One football, through to captaining the St Mary's club in 2012 and then on to Liverpool and England?