Adam Lallana took to Instagram to thank all the fans and people at the club for ‘making him feel at home’ and promised that he would repay everyone on the pitch.
Lallana, on Wednesday, signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool and seemed delighted with his decision. He spoke to the club’s official website and said that he was humbled and proud to have signed a new contract with a big club like Liverpool. He said:
“Very proud and I feel quite humbled by the show of faith from the club and the manager in particular. Signing for a club like Liverpool is obviously a big thing – but to re-sign shows you’ve obviously contributed enough that the people who make the decisions want you to stay longer. This is a really good place to be at the moment and for a player who wants to be part of something special I can’t think of a better club to commit your future too.”
“We have a brilliant squad of players, who are only going to get better the longer we are together. We have a world-class manager and coaching staff. And because it’s Liverpool there is that added X-factor of the supporters and what success would mean to them when we achieve it here. I’m just delighted that I’m going to be part of it for even longer.”
On asked what were the key factors he considered to sign an extension, he said:
“I’m very settled and I feel part of this club. I’m going to be honest, it took a little time to settle here, but looking back that was down to a variety of factors, such as that the team at that stage was in transition and we had a big turnover of players the summer I joined. But I couldn’t feel any more at home now and I think that shows on the pitch. The best part of this for me is that I feel I can really contribute in these coming years.”
“I feel like I’m playing the best football of my career and I feel fresh and ready to perform at this level for a long period of time now; I suppose that’s the challenge I have to make to myself. It wasn’t a difficult decision to commit longer here. We have a brilliant group of players, a world-class manager, and coaching staff and this is Liverpool Football Club – I didn’t hesitate for even a second.”
The fact that he’s said that he did not hesitate for a second to sign a contract with the club shows that he has always been committed to Liverpool and is loving life at Anfield.
Lallana has been in fine form for Liverpool this season and bagged England’s Player of the year award for 2016. With this, Lallana joined the Elite list of players like Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, David Beckham, Ashley Cole and Owen Hargreaves who have previously won the honour.
With Lallana in the peak of his powers, it appears Liverpool have made the right move to offer him a new contract. Lallana is looking extremely motivated to be Klopp’s main man, it is indeed perfect to have tied him down to a long-term deal.
He thanked everyone on Instagram and said that this meant everything to him.