Adam Lallana has confirmed that he will stay at Liverpool beyond this summer and supporters cannot understand why.
The Englishman played just 569 minutes all season, contributing to just one goal and generally lowering the quality around him when included.
It’s quite cruel how the 31-year-old’s career has turned out but Liverpool fans had hoped that Jurgen Klopp would be ruthless in the transfer market this summer but it seems unlikely now.
Simon Peach quotes Adam Lallana as saying that he will unquestionably stay at Anfield beyond this summer.
He said: “The gaffer, his staff and the recruitment guys have all made it clear they know I have a big part to play with what’s to come next, so I’m buzzing with that. No question my future is here and I can’t wait for what’s next.”
Lallana is understandably over the moon but Liverpool fans, on the other hand, are baffled.
Lallana’s main contribution since late 2016,was to make a block vs Burnley that led to a goal. Other than that he has 1 goal+0 assists in his last 43 games
Can’t be allowed to stay on his £125K per week wages whilst blocking talents like Curtis Jones & potential buys like Bruno. https://t.co/hu6TwUdJtR
— Raj Chohan (@rajsinghchohan) June 5, 2019
— Timoroola (@Timoroola) June 5, 2019
Like a new signing
— Josh (@KloppStyle) June 5, 2019
This one isn't ready to play football.
— Uncle Wilson™ (@iam_wilsons) June 5, 2019
Gutted to hear this tbh
— Jack (@JackDMallett) June 5, 2019
#LFC @LFC Sturridge let go when he’s done so much for this Club and still could offer a lot, but Lallana staying when he hasn’t offered anything to this Club other than expensive wages makes me sick!!
— Makaveli (@Marklfc10Mark) June 5, 2019
Lallana has started just nine games in the last two years and is not a good option off the bench let alone from the beginning of the game.
With a year remaining on his contract, the best thing for Liverpool would be to sell the Englishman and recoup a small fee and replace him with a younger more capable star.