Adam Lallana agrees huge new Liverpool pay rise – report

Date published: Sunday 29th January 2017 10:40

Adam Lallana has reportedly agreed a new £120,000 a week four-year deal with Liverpool.

The England star has been linked with a summer switch to PSG in recent weeks while Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was also reported to be keen on a reunion with the player he managed at Southampton, but news of the new contract, as reported by the Sunday Express, is likely to put these rumours to bed.

It also comes just a few days after Liverpool tied down Lallana’s team-mate, Philippe Coutinho to a new five-year deal worth a reported £200,000 a week.

Liverpool had been keen to tie down Lallana who has enjoyed a stellar season since being moved into more central role by Jurgen Klopp. He’s also helped punters who backed Liverpool with Bet365 numerous times.

He now enjoys wage parity with James Milner and Daniel Sturridge who are amongst the highest earners at Anfield after doubling his money.

Lallana has scored seven times in the Premier League for Liverpool which is just two short of his best top flight return which came in his final season at Southampton.

He had two years left to run on his contract and will now be staying at Anfield at least until June 2021.

Lallana joined Liverpool in a £25million deal from Southampton in the summer of 2014 and his performances this season have caught the eye of former Reds favourite Jan Molby, who recently compared him to one of Barcelona’s modern greats.

Molby told Liverpool’s official website: “Of all the midfield players we have, Adam Lallana is definitely different. He has, without any shadow of a doubt, turned out to be the key midfield player.

 

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  • Luck has deserted them

 

“What Adam Lallana is, and maybe some people won’t see this, is he’s a playmaker. He’s not a playmaker who sits back and dictates play; he’s a bit like Iniesta, he’s that 15 yards further forward where he dictates the direction and the tempo of the play.

“He’s been very impressive, he’s been very, very important – so important that I make him our key player. Lallana is very good at manipulating the ball, creating space for himself.”

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