Liverpool has announced that they have signed 26 year old attacking midfielder Adam Lallana from Southampton for 25 million pounds.
Lallana made 250 appearances for Southampton and scored 48 goals during his 8 years at the club. Lallana also became captain of Southampton in 2012.
Following the signing Lallana said “I’m so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool,” he told the club’s official website. “I’m quite humbled and I just can’t wait to get started.
“Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I’m here. 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 became Liverpool’s second signing after Liverpool signed fellow Southampton striker Ricky Lambert.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said “We are delighted to have secured the services of one of the Premier League’s top talents in signing Adam Lallana
What is apparent about Adam is that his character is on a par with his talent
He is an exceptional young man and someone who has a love for the game – and, most importantly, a desire to progress and improve
Adam is motivated by being the best he can be and being part of something special. We believe he fits right in with what we are trying to do at Liverpool
We have seen, over the past two seasons in the Barclays Premier League, he has a tactical awareness to adapt to what is required of him and to put the team above his personal ambitions
He has leadership skills and personal qualities that make him a special commodity and I am delighted we have acted decisively to make sure he is wearing a Liverpool shirt next season.
Adam is aware there will be great competition for places at this club and he is hungry to improve further. We are confident he will fit perfectly with the culture we have at Liverpool.
I’m excited about working with Adam and helping him to progress even further”.