Liverpool may be forced into U-turn over future of first-teamer

Date published: Monday 16th March 2020 3:00

Liverpool may reportedly have to change their stance on allowing Adam Lallana to pursue a free transfer away from the club.

The England international midfielder has only started three matches in the Premier League this season, providing a goal and an assist.

Lallana is out of contract in the summer after spending six years at Anfield following his 2014 move from Premier League rivals Southampton.

Recent reports have indicated that Liverpool are not ready to offer the 31-year-old a new contract and that Leicester are likely to be able to offer him Champions League football next season – with Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers understood to consider Lallana a ‘perfect fit’.

However, Football Insider claims that if the current Premier League season is extended due to the coronavirus pandemic then Liverpool ‘may be forced to change tack and offer Lallana an extension to his deal’.

The report adds that Liverpool will possibly discuss ‘a rolling contract, perhaps on a week-by-week basis’ with Lallana if the season is extended into July and beyond.

Lallana recently came in for some stick over his performance against Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round, with Roy Keane joking that his daughter is stronger than the midfielder.

 

 

Meanwhile, Richard Keys has once again taken aim at Liverpool in a scathing attack as doubts continue over how the season will finish.

The former Sky Sports presenter has brandished the Reds as “very, very poor” and said they should not be awarded the Premier League crown following the top flight’s suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In a post to his personal blog, Keys argued that if Jurgen Klopp’s men were awarded the title without the full season being played out it would be ‘tainted’. Read more…

 

 

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