Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana’s time at Anfield could come to an end in 2020. The 31-year-old’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the season.
However, Lallana still appears to have something to offer Jurgen Klopp’s side.
He was pivotal as the Reds beat Wolves at home on Sunday afternoon. As he previously was when Liverpool snatched a late draw against Manchester United earlier in the season. So, why not extend his stay beyond this summer?
The former Southampton captain is a real leader on the pitch and in the dressing room too. Having experienced heads like him in among a relatively young side is important. The Reds should keep him around for at least another season.
By retaining Lallana, Liverpool are keeping a versatile player in our squad. The Reds no 20 is capable of playing in both defensive and offensive central roles. He can even feature out wide and help out our front line should we need it. He’s no James Milner but Lallana is perhaps our most flexible player beyond the 33-year-old veteran.
A factor which cannot be underestimated is Lallana’s willingness to accept a squad role. Injuries have derailed his career at Anfield but it isn’t over yet. He could potentially leave with winner’s medals in the Champions League and Premier League.
Lallana clearly still has something to offer. Now fit again and full of running, he typifies everything Liverpool do well. The Reds should sign him to a new deal and keep our squad strong.