There are few certainties about Liverpool’s plans this summer, the global health crisis has left everything up in the air as the club look to find their feet in a new reality. One thing that Kopites can be sure of is that Adam Lallana will be leaving the club when his contract expires. Jürgen Klopp seems to have confirmed that Lallana has played his last game for the club.
A troubled spell
Adam Lallana signed for Liverpool in 2014, paying Southampton £25m for their captain.
The Englishman’s first few seasons at Anfield were impressive, he wowed fans with his dribbling ability and flair.
However, injuries soon devastated his career on Merseyside. In the last three seasons Lallana has missed at least 39 games due to injury according to Transfermarkt.
What did Klopp say?
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, as reported by The Guardian, Jürgen Klopp discussed Adam Lallana’s role for the rest of the season:
“It was clear Adam would extend his contract and he wanted to do that as well, but he will not put any risk on his future or whatever.
“That is absolutely clear. He is one of the most important players of the time since I am here so I wish him only the best for the future. From my point of view he is already a legend here, so he can become a legend somewhere else from next season.”
What RTK has to say
This seems pretty clear confirmation that Lallana won’t play for Liverpool again this season, unless absolutely necessary.
Due to the Englishman’s injury record the gaffer doesn’t want to risk the player picking up any issue that could jeopardize a summer move, a move that is likely to be his last.
This decision is likely to afford further opportunities for Curtis Jones, there has already been talk that the gaffer will be turning to the local lad to take on Lallana’s role next season.
We can only wish Lallana the best, it is a shame that he was never able to fulfil his undeniable potential at Anfield. Who knows what player he could have become without his injury record?