Adam Lallana drops big transfer hint

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Adam Lallana of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Middlesbrough at Anfield on May 21, 2017 in Liverpool, England.
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Adam Lallana expects to see big players come through the gates at Anfield this summer after Liverpool finished in the top four for the 2016/17 season.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal missed out on a top-four finish for the first time in over two decades when Liverpool pipped them to it on Sunday. It will be just the second time the Reds play in the Champions League in eight years.

The mood within the Liverpool fanbase at the moment is one of complete optimism and although there are still those who mutter about FSG’s failings and Jürgen Klopp not buying in January, there is belief that next season will be one to remember.

This belief seems to extend from the players into the fans and one such player is Adam Lallana who feels as though we should all expect big arrivals this summer.

Speaking after the 3-0 win over relegated Middlesbrough, Lallana told BBC SportDoes Champions League qualification mean new players? I think it does.

I said in the week that we’re going to attract big players this summer, especially with having Jürgen Klopp as our manager.

The new stand – the atmosphere is great.

And on top of that with Champions League football, I think we’ll see a few big faces coming in.

Being able to offer transfer targets Champions League football next season is vital as all the best players want to be playing in Europe and this is something that Liverpool has struggled with in recent years. Failing to offer this has seen the likes of Willian, Mohamed Salah and Henrik Mkhitaryan have chosen to take their services elsewhere in favour of Champions League football.

On Sunday, in his post-match press conference, Klopp said that transfer plans are already well underway despite the season only just closing.

He said, “We have already pretty much done [the work]. We have to see.

Most of the work is already done, of course.

With the Champions League play-off round scheduled for August, Klopp will need to get all his business done early to give his players enough time to get to know each other and form a connection in order to perform against whoever is drawn to face the Merseyside team.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

9 COMMENTS

  1. I’m a little confused ? If Klopp says the works pretty much done for transfers that must be for players that aren’t bothered about champions league then surely because until yesterday we didn’t know we would definitely be in it ? I wouldn’t take what Lallana says too seriously myself because he’s not exactly going to say he thinks we’re going to sign a load of crap is he surely ??? The last time we qualified for champs league we didn’t exactly bring in top stars so I’m not building my hopes up . I’ll believe it when I see it . Last time we qualified I seem to remember us selling Saurez and replacing him with balotelli . Buying aspas from nearly relagated Celta Vigo . Louis Alberto ( Barca b player ) 3/4 Southampton players so I won’t be at all surprised if we don’t get any top first team players from any top 4 side in the Spanish, German or English league and if our transfer budget is around £100 mill I can’t see us blowing half of it on 1 player
    Van dijk that’s not even kicked s ball this year . We’d have to be mad in my opinion

  2. With a top 4 finish I can brag as much as I can invoke especially with Arsenal’s relegation tooo the europa league. It’s not really about big name signing (after all I really do not see what Pogba brings to Man utd) but quality signing. Klopp should know that it is time for him to win the champions league like other great coaches. For this reason alone, I challenge him to look for the best players that will help him on this course. History has it that when LFC finish fourth into the champions league, they go very far. I feel we can win it even before it is started. Go! Klopp Go!! Liverpool fc all the way.

  3. i agree solely with you Adony, truly big names don’t matter in football anymore but quality signings who can deliver at any point in time at any period of the season. we the liverpool fans believe in the German coach to do what is right by bringing in quality players to help him in his quest for silver wares

  4. that’s true henry. quality players should be our priority this coming transfer window. talking about pogba.. I really believe that the like of arda turan is better or even andrea poli is better than him also come with cheaper price tag. so quality is everything not reputation. YNWA

  5. Comment:Ynwa am greatly nd joyful happy for LFC.. I pray may we never walk alone in terms of signing of prolific strikers nd quality Dm Cm defenders nd another supporting goalie.. in klop we trust nd I know he knows how to make good nd quality signings..as we are looking forward to ucl games let’s not forget epl fa cup nd Carling cup are also important to us let’s build our team nd hold tight Our real nd good players for others not to come nd buy them from us… finally ynwa walk-on nd never stumble.

  6. I don’t think Klopp will buy a big name players or even a quality players,because i don’t see him changing is squad that took him to champion league football,the pnly players i can see leaving is Lucas and Moreno,so that means he won’t like to add players that will be a threat to those players that took him to the champion league and also Klopp has proving he doesn’t buy the right players (exception of Mane and wijnadum)so i can’t really hope on him.

  7. On this sort of day: Liverpool fans are proud.
    in Klopp we trust for Lfc Revolution
    Great comments there.. all we need is a wjinaldum or better(quality) not a pogba(hype).

    Shakespeare would say “Expectations always hurt”

    so lets just Enjoy the moments and kloppism ..so that we dont feel too bad when he eventually puts a foot wrong.
    I love everything bout liverpool forever and real madrid too(cos of ronaldo and my hatred for barca)
    Ynwa
    Hala liverpoooooool!!!!!!! cum madrid
    we will never walk alone. Never!!!
    Celebrations!!!!

  8. Comment: thank God we are finally in ucl…but i hope our mamoudu sahko will be call back to squard because Klavan is a shiit in there.

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