Pundit claims trusted midfielder will push Klopp for exit at Liverpool

Date published: Monday 20th May 2019 8:56

Adam Lallana will ask to leave Liverpool after becoming frustrated by a lack of first-team football, according to former England defender Danny Mills.

The player is well liked by Jurgen Klopp, but a bad injury last season appears to have stunted his chances under the German and he appears well down the Reds’ pecking order.

Lallana had offers to leave Liverpool in January but stuck around amid reports he had been promised more first-team opportunities by Klopp.

Now 31, Lallana has never let Liverpool down since joining the club in a £20million deal from Southampton.

But the midfielder has only managed to clock up 568 minutes of game time in all competitions this season – and that has led to speculation that a £13m return to St Mary’s could be on the cards this summer. Tottenham, whose manager Mauricio Pochettino managed Lallana at Southampton, has also been linked.

And due to his lack of action at Anfield, Mills – speaking to Football Insider – insists it would be no shock if the player was sold this summer.

“Liverpool will definitely want to keep him but it might come down to him wanting to reignite his career,” Mills said. “If that’s the case, he’s going to go. He’s such a good player he won’t be short of interested clubs.”

While Klopp is likely to push to keep Lallana at Anfield, his lack of first-team football will probably ensure the German won’t stand in his way should the England playmaker ask to leave.

Meanwhile, the future of Marko Grujic is under the spotlight again amid claims he could extend his stay in the Bundesliga next season.

 

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