‘We will not put any risk on his future’: Jurgen Klopp admits Adam Lallana has played his final game for Liverpool after extending deal in order to be at the club for Premier League triumph
- Jurgen Klopp stated that Adam Lallana has played his final game for Liverpool
- Lallana signed a short-term extension but won’t be risked ahead of transfer
- Klopp spoke highly of Lallana, describing him as an ‘incredible professional’
Adam Lallana has played his last game for Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp admitted the midfielder’s future comes before the team’s needs.
The England international signed a short-term contract last month as Klopp wanted Lallana to be at Anfield for Liverpool’s Premier League triumph.
The 32-year-old has been an integral part of the German’s squad during his five seasons at the club.
Jurgen Klopp stated that Adam Lallana has already played his final game for Liverpool
Lallana, however, has not featured in any of Liverpool’s squads since the campaign restarted in June and he will not be included in the party for Wednesday’s game at Brighton.
Leicester are leading the race to sign him on a free transfer — there has also been interest from Arsenal, Tottenham, Bournemouth and Burnley — and Klopp will not jeopardise a potential move by asking him to play in his side’s remaining five games.
‘It is clear Adam will leave the club in the summer,’ said Klopp. ‘I miss already everything about him — and in this moment he is still here! He is an outstanding player, one of the most influential in training I have ever had in my life. He is an incredible professional. He is so fit. Now we have a difficult situation but I will respect Adam.’
Lallana signed a short-term contract extension but won’t be risked so he doesn’t get injured
Klopp was full of praise for the departing Lallana and described him as ‘an outstanding player’
Lallana has made 22 appearances this season, with his biggest contribution being the goal against Manchester United that maintained Liverpool’s unbeaten start.
‘There were a lot of discussions about players without contracts — with him there was not even a discussion,’ said Klopp.
‘It was clear Adam would extend his contract until the end of the season but we will not put any risk on his future.
‘He is one of the most important players since I came here. I wish him only the best. He is already a legend here, so he can become a legend somewhere else.’
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