Lallana pens new £110,000-a-week Liverpool deal

Date published: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 2:05

Jurgen Klopp hailed Adam Lallana’s “world-class attitude” after the Liverpool midfielder signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The England midfielder has agreed a new three-year deal – effective from this summer – with the option of a further 12 months.

Lallana’s new deal is believed to be worth around £110,000 a week and it is reward for some impressive performances from in arguably his best season since moving to Anfield in 2014.

Lallana follows Philippe Coutinho, who in January signed a new contract to become the club’s highest-paid player, in committing his long-term future to the club.

Jurgen Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “This is fantastic news for the club because Adam is a great player and an even better person. I am so pleased that we will spend more time together now and have this common future with LFC trying to be successful here.

“Adam is a natural leader and is so, so important within our team and also in the dressing room. Maybe on the outside his leadership is not seen as much as we see it each and every day at Melwood in everything he does.

“What I think is most exciting about this news is that this player is only just arriving at his peak. He has his very best years ahead of him and they will be at LFC. He is in fantastic shape and his passion for football is as high as I have seen in a player – you not only see that out on the pitch in matches, but also in training here at Melwood.

“People talk about his progression and his improvement in the last 18 months, but for me he has shown this quality since my first day at Liverpool.

“He has a world-class attitude to go with outstanding ability: that’s not a bad combination!

“Our younger players will now be able to benefit from watching, listening and learning from him for an even longer period because he sets the perfect example each and every day.”

 

“He has a world-class attitude to go with outstanding ability: that’s not a bad combination!

“Our younger players will now be able to benefit from watching, listening and learning from him for an even longer period because he sets the perfect example each and every day.”

Asked how he felt after committing his long-term future to the Reds, Lallana added: “I feel 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 to.”

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