Adam Lallana

Liverpool: First-team options created by the new signings

Liverpool: First-team options created by the new signings 5

Liverpool are expected to do more business this Summer, and you would expect at least two or three new arrivals: a centre-back, a left-back, and maybe another forward will likely move to Anfield before the end of the window. Still, they’ve been busy already and here are the new options created by the arrival of(…)

Liverpool, Adam Lallana, and a set of troubling intangibles

Liverpool, Adam Lallana, and a set of troubling intangibles 4

I’ve already had my say on Adam Lallana’s transfer-fee, and the pros and cons of Liverpool spending £25m will be debated to death elsewhere. Where will he play?  Who will he replace?  How could Brendan Rodgers have better utilised his resources?  Everyone will have a different opinion and over the coming days most will get(…)

Liverpool, Adam Lallana, and the difference between a good player and £25m player 7

Because Adam Lallana has been linked with Liverpool for such a long time, it’s really no surprise to hear that he’s finally agreed terms on a move to Anfield and will complete a deal worth somewhere in the region of £25m. £25m?  For Adam Lallana? There will be Liverpool fans who will defend this transfer(…)

‘Head-turning’ time for Liverpool and Adam Lallana

‘Head-turning’ time for Liverpool and Adam Lallana 2

Adam Lallana’s World Cup commitments - which are now set to come to an end - have subdued the stories about his Southampton future for the last two weeks, but the Liverpool Echo runs a story this morning claiming that Brendan Rodgers isn’t done with his pursuit of the attacking-midfielder. Supposedly - and we are(…)

Southampton: Being punished for progress

Southampton: Being punished for progress 23

No situation better exemplifies the issue within English football than the one transpiring at Southampton at the moment.  In this age of big broadcasting contracts, top-fours, and Champions League qualification above everything else, it would be easy to ignore the glass-ceiling which now exists between the Premier League’s aristocracy and its general population. Teams with(…)

Adam Lallana, Tottenham, and a lack of necessity

Adam Lallana, Tottenham, and a lack of necessity 7

Mauricio Pochettino agreed to become Tottenham’s manager yesterday, so it was inevitable that today we would be reading reports of him ‘raiding his old club’ for the services of various Southampton players. The Guardian ran this story about Adam Lallana last night. Whether there’s any truth in that or not, I don’t know - but(…)

Liverpool in danger of revisiting ‘British player tax’ with Adam Lallana 6

Adam Lallana is a good player and he’s had a very good season for Southampton.  However, the amount of money Liverpool are supposedly ready to pay for him is…absurd. The Mirror’s David Maddock - who is generally pretty plugged-in  to events on Merseyside - has Liverpool paying around £40m for Lallana and Dejan Lovren. For(…)

Despite Liverpool’s interest, Adam Lallana should defer the decision on his future 1

Reports today seem to suggest that Liverpool have made an approach to Southampton for Adam Lallana, and with the promise of Champions League football at Anfield that has the potential to be a head-turner.  Anfield would be a tempting environment for any player in Lallana’s situation, but this is an important decision for him and(…)

Adam Lallana, Liverpool, and transfers for the sake of transfers 0

Sky Sports News carried a story this morning about Liverpool’s interest in Adam Lallana and suggested that the likely Premier League runners-up will attempt to complete the transfer before the player leaves with England for the World Cup. Lallana has clearly had an outstanding season and so interest in him was inevitable, but how much(…)

Players to watch this weekend: Southampton’s England quartet 0

  If I had my way, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Luke Shaw would all already have their passports stamped for Brazil; it may only be April, but all four of them have already done enough to show that they’re worthy of a place in England’s World Cup squad. There’s always this lingering(…)

Adam Lallana and the link to Liverpool and Chelsea 3

Southampton’s Adam Lallana has had a break-out season for both his club and country, therefore he is now inevitably being linked with a move to ‘a quarter of Champions League-calibre clubs’ according to Wayne Veysey of Yes, that is the same Wayne Veysey who had a 20-point rant on Twitter about the complexity of(…)

Rare ambition makes Adam Lallana important to England 1

The temptation this morning is to overstate Adam Lallana’s importance to England, and to exaggerate how much of an impact he’s capable of having in Brazil. England have spend the last however many decades searching for ‘the answer’ to a series of perpetual questions, and realistically the Southampton isn’t particularly relevant to any of them(…)

Adam Lallana’s performance for Southampton: Graphics

Adam Lallana’s performance for Southampton: Graphics 0

Adam Lallana gave Roy Hodgson another reminder last night of what he’s capable of, so it’s a shame that the English coaching staff were at Anfield. Southampton’s captain is becoming one of the most consistent performers in the Premier League, and is equally one of the most adaptable attacking-midfielders in the division. Here are his(…)

Southampton making unnecessary enemies over Lallana-gate

Southampton making unnecessary enemies over Lallana-gate 3

Maybe in time, more details will emerge about the incident between Adam Lallana and Mark Clattenburg, but for now Southampton have been left looking fairly ridiculous. We’re led to believe that the decision to register a complaint was made not by Lallana himself, but by someone within the club, and if that’s the case it’s(…)

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