Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:22 pm
Liverpool have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Adam Lallana from fellow Premier League side Southampton for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £25m.
The 26 year old becomes the second player to join the Merseyside club from the south coast club following Rickie Lambert’s move to the Reds in June.
Following the completion of the deal, Lallana stated his delight at joining a ‘special club’ as Liverpool and hoped to win titles with the 2005 European champions.
”I’m so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool. I’m quite humbled and I just can’t wait to get started.” Lallana said.
The English international, who will wear the no. 20 jersey at Liverpool, added that ”I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I’m here, because that’s why I’m here – for success.”
Lallana was part of the England squad to the 2014 World Cup which ended in disappointing fashion as England failed to win a match to finish bottom of Group D and exit from the group stage.
With his exit, Lallana becomes the third players to leave Southampton over the last month after Lambert and teenage full-back Luke Shaw who joined Manchester United.
Former manager Mauricio Pochettino has also left to become Tottenham Hotspur manager.