Lallana wanted in China and MLS
Adam Lallana is apparently attracting interest from Chinese Super League and the American MLS. That is according to The Telegraph, who also claim that Liverpool are preparing an offer of a new contract for the former Southampton midfielder.
Lallana was a very important player for Jurgen Klopp’s ‘gegen-pressing’ system in 2016/17, with his knack for pressing, his relentless work-rate and silky touch playing a huge part in the explosiveness and the quick transition that went with the football Liverpool were playing back then. However, injuries have later kept him out of action far too often and the manager was forced to stop relying on his regular input.
Now, with a very strong team established, one that holds the Champions League title, the purpose of the 31-year-old remaining at the club has become questionable. Many feel that he needs to be upgraded on through new signings or youth player promotions, despite some bright moments lately.
Nonetheless, it seems Klopp would still prefer to keep Lallana, and it remains to be seen whether he would accept his current rotational role and sign the deal winging its way towards his table, or if the promise of regular first-team football would be tempting enough to have him embark upon new challenges in another part of the world. But the final card remains in Liverpool’s hands at the moment; they have the option to extend his current deal for further 12 months, without his consent, if need be.