Adam Lallana pens extension to stay at Liverpool until the season finishes
The 32-year-old’s contract at the club was set to expire this summer. However, with the season dragging on, the club was keen to tie him down until the end of the current campaign.
The Premier League had given permission for soon to be free agents to pen extensions provided both sides agree on it. With him now set to stay till July, the veteran is set to see out what has been a glorious campaign. (h/t Independent)
Seen as a leader within the camp, Lallana is a player who contributes much off the pitch as on it. Injuries have limited what could have been a more predominant role in the Red renaissance on the pitch. His qualities off it have curried favor with the highest echelons of the Liverpool leadership.
Lallana has not only been an exceptional role model. He has also guided upcoming talents such as Harvey Elliott and Neco Williams. The same can be attested by Jurgen Klopp, who has labelled the Englishman a ‘standard setter’.
A win-win scenario
A stay will benefit everyone involved. Not only will Liverpool retain an exceptional player but also give him the opportunity to be a part of the title celebrations that is so richly earnt.
According to the Independent, Lallana is fine with a reduced pay package for the rest of his stay on Merseyside.
Although he is fit and raring to go, Klopp may very well choose to go with the players who will be at the club next season. This becomes relevant when one considers the lack of time to prepare for next season’s campaign.
Despite being 32, he will have no lack of suitors when he enters the summer window as a free agent. Having shown his adaptability by playing a deeper role this season, Lallana has shown he has what it takes to thrive in his later years.
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It is unfortunate that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season. A versatile player who could fill a variety of roles, Lallana was truly one of a kind.
He is set to leave the club as a Premier League champion, with his name etched in the Liverpool history books. He may not be the player we deserve but he is certainly the one we need.