Liverpool prolongue Adam Lallana's contract with a short-term extension

Liverpool prolongue Adam Lallana's contract with a short-term extension

England midfielder Adam Lallana has agreed to extend his deal with Liverpool until the end of the season but he leaves after it's done.

 The 32-year-old Lallana,  was close to leaving on a free transfer when his contract runs out on 30 June. But the club extended deal with the player who was mainly injured in his spell at Anfield.

 A current season will restart on June 17 after a three-months break because of the coronavirus pandemic and Lallana will now leave when the season finishes.

 "I am really pleased to have the chance to finish this season - it means a lot to me and my family," said Lallana.

 "I feel in my time at Liverpool I've always looked to do the right thing for the team, the manager and the club in every decision I've made. I think this one fits into that category as well, so I'm buzzing to be seeing out this campaign and hopefully get to celebrate something memorable with an amazing group of people."

 Liverpool are 25 points leading the Premier League race and are on the edge of claiming their first league title in 30 years. Their first match back after the top-flight restart is at local rivals Everton on June 21, with their last game scheduled to be travel to Newcastle United on 26 July.

Manager Jurgen Klopp said it impossible to find words to describe Lallana's participation since he arrived in the club and embraced the chance to give the former Southampton midfielder a "proper firewall in next games".

 "I know how highly sought after Adam is in this moment by other clubs who want him for next season, so for him, this is a commitment to us and we are very appreciative to him for it," said Klopp.

 "Even the way he has handled this extension tells you all you need to know about the person and his character. A top-class professional and an even better person.

 "He wants to be here to finish the job and do it properly, but it says everything about him that his biggest concern was blocking the progress and opportunity of a player who is under contract for next season also."

His time in the club has been hindered by injuries in the past two seasons and he has played 15 league matches during the current season, scoring one goal in meanwhile.

He moved to Liverpool from Southampton for ?25m in 2014 and was signed by then-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who has been linked with signing Lallana again for Leicester City.


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