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      Adam Lallana Player Thread
      Jul 01, 2014 11:06:48 am






      Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Adam Lallana from Southampton.

      The 26-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Reds after passing a medical at Melwood.

      Lallana becomes Brendan Rodgers' second summer signing following the capture of Rickie Lambert, who has also joined from the Saints, while a deal has been agreed in principle for Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can.

      Upon completing his transfer to Liverpool, the midfielder said: "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.

      "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 arrives at Liverpool fresh from returning from Brazil, where he was a part of England's World Cup squad, making three appearances at the finals.

      He made 250 appearances for Southampton between August 2006 and May 2014, hitting 58 goals in total and becoming club captain in 2012.

      Lallana's performances last season earned him a place in the Barclays Premier League Team of the Year for 2013-14.
      http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/165545-liverpool-complete-lallana-deal

      Adam, welcome to Liverpool Football Club...

      Thank you very much. I'm over the moon for it to be sorted. I still can't quite believe it. I just can't wait to get started in pre-season and work with the team.

      Can you describe your emotions right now?

      Not really, no, it has not sunk in if I'm being honest. I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me; I have been there for the best part of 14 years. 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.

      After spending so much of your life on the south coast, how big a step is this for you?

      It's a huge step. Liverpool have got so much history and after the season they had last season, I can't wait to get started and carry on and build on that. Champions League football is back; everyone is telling me that the atmosphere on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Anfield are something special. Lambert is up here already and he has been telling me all about it. It's great that I can continue my career with him as well. That's a special moment.

      How much of a help is he going to be now you're both here at Liverpool?

      A massive help. I've spent the last four or five years with him. We've had great careers at Southampton and achieved something special, but we're both thoroughly looking forward to the new challenge. It's Rickie's boyhood club and a club I can't wait to be a part of.

      Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you...

      To start off with...if it's true! There had been a lot of toing and froing and it had been a little bit longer than I'd anticipated, but it's something I'm not quite used to. I'm grateful that Southampton accepted the offer in the end and granted my wish to play at such a fantastic football club, in Champions League football and competing for Premier League titles. I'll probably get back started in pre-season within three weeks. I'll have time to chill out with my family, go on holiday and take a break from it for a week or so. Then I'll come back fully focused on the job in hand.

      Who was the first person you spoke to about this move?

      Probably my dad, my family and my wife. A lot of my close friends are Southampton fans, but they understand. They understand this is an opportunity that you just can't turn down. At the age I'm at, 26 now, it's just the right step. I'm sure most people will understand my decision.

      You've had quite a rise in quite a short space of time - you're now a Liverpool player, you're an England international. Does it seem surreal? Does it sink in, how far you've come?

      It doesn't yet. To think, five or six years ago, I was playing in League One. But it's a reality that we've climbed up the leagues and done so well. I'd like to think I'm here on merit, I think I've earned it. I just can't wait to keep improving, playing with world-class players and a lot of England teammates as well, which I'm also looking forward to so much. It's going to be a great new chapter in my life.

      Do your ambitions as a player change now that you're at a club like this?

      They have to - it's a huge club that wants to win titles again and compete in the Champions League. There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has, but I'm just going to be pushing to do the best I can.

      What has the manager, Brendan Rodgers, said to you about how he sees you fitting into his Liverpool?

      I can't say I've had that chat in detail yet. But from what I have spoken to him, he seems like a top manager. Everyone compliments him massively and gives him great references. All of the lads at England said that if I did get the chance to work with him then it would help my career in huge ways. So I can't wait to get started working with him.

      How do you think your style and your game will complement what he already has here at Liverpool?

      I hope it complements and I can bring something different to the team. People have said to me that there are similarities in the way Southampton and Liverpool play their football, and I hope that enables me to settle that much easier. I just can't wait to start playing with the world-class players that are here - I'm only going to learn and get better.
      http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/165547-adam-lallana-the-first-lfc-interview
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      Adam Lallana Player Thread
      Reply #1: Jul 01, 2014 11:07:05 am
      Signed and sealed! Welcome to the club, Adam Lallana.

      One of my favourites last season, look forward to seeing him in Liverpool Red.

      http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/165545-liverpool-complete-lallana-deal

      Liverpool Complete Lallana Deal
      Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Adam Lallana from Southampton.

      The 26-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Reds after passing a medical at Melwood.

      Lallana becomes Brendan Rodgers' second summer signing following the capture of Rickie Lambert, who has also joined from the Saints, while a deal has been agreed in principle for Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can.

      Upon completing his transfer to Liverpool, the midfielder said: "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.

      "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 arrives at Liverpool fresh from returning from Brazil, where he was a part of England's World Cup squad, making three appearances at the finals.

      He made 250 appearances for Southampton between August 2006 and May 2014, hitting 58 goals in total and becoming club captain in 2012.

      Lallana's performances last season earned him a place in the Barclays Premier League Team of the Year for 2013-14.
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      Re: Adam Lallana Player Thread
      Reply #2: Jul 01, 2014 11:13:17 am
      Welcome Adam.

      Hope to see you take us to that next level.

      YNWA

      (nice to see you beat Crouchinho to it)
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      Re: Adam Lallana Player Thread
      Reply #3: Jul 01, 2014 11:13:48 am
      Two player threads.

      Eager beavers.

       ;D

      As has been stated elsewhere by myself, welcome to LFC Adam - lil tip, play without pressure.  ;)

       :scarf: :kop5cf8koxp6: :scarf:

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      Re: Adam Lallana Player Thread
      Reply #4: Jul 01, 2014 11:14:12 am
      Next up, Southampton  ;D
      « Last Edit: Jul 01, 2014 11:32:49 am by CoutinhoRed »
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      Re: Adam Lallana Player Thread
      Reply #5: Jul 01, 2014 11:14:16 am
      Brendan Rodgers believes new signing Adam Lallana will prove a perfect fit into his Liverpool squad.

      The Reds swooped to secure the services of the 26-year-old today as he arrived from Southampton to become the club's second summer acquisition.

      Lallana, who has just returned from the World Cup finals with England, has excelled in the Barclays Premier League with the Saints over the past two seasons - and Rodgers is confident he'll feel right at home at Anfield.

      "We are delighted to have secured the services of one of the Premier League's top talents in signing Adam Lallana," the boss told Liverpoolfc.com at Melwood.

      "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."
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      Re: Adam Lallana Player Thread
      Reply #6: Jul 01, 2014 11:17:29 am
      Two player threads.

      Eager beavers.

       ;D

      Waiting to pounce.

      So it's official, Adam Lallana is a Liverpool player.

      His stats for last season were not too shabby. Covered a lot of ground, remained injury free (playing all 38 games), scored 9, created 68 chances (same as Willian and Coutinho). Shooting accuracy significantly better than Phillipes at 55 percent. I hope he comes good.
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      Re: Adam Lallana Player Thread
      Reply #7: Jul 01, 2014 11:18:50 am
      Merged the two threads, nobody's fault. I think everyone's really bouncing with this signing.

      Welcome to LFC, Adam. Try your best is all we ask, do that and we'll love you.
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      Re: Adam Lallana Player Thread
      Reply #8: Jul 01, 2014 11:25:11 am
      I think that Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Allen, Coutinho and Leiva will fight for three places.

      Welcome home. So Lallana and Lambert will play their first official game against their former club :)
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      Re: Adam Lallana Player Thread
      Reply #9: Jul 01, 2014 11:27:14 am
      Quality signing. Welcome to the best club in the world Adam!
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      Reply #10: Jul 01, 2014 11:29:59 am
      Adam Lallana
      Adam Lallana
      La, la, la, la, Lallana
      Adam Lallana
      It's Adam Lallana

      (tune of La Bamba - I know it's Rafa's song but it fits)
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      Reply #11: Jul 01, 2014 11:34:32 am


      Zaf has his hands on Lallana, bet Purple Aki isn't too happy about it.
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      Reply #12: Jul 01, 2014 11:35:53 am
      I think that Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Allen, Coutinho and Leiva will fight for three places.

      Welcome home. So Lallana and Lambert will play their first official game against their former club :)

      You forgot to mention Emre Can. I'd like to see him really push Stevie.
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      Re: Adam Lallana Player Thread
      Reply #13: Jul 01, 2014 11:36:14 am
      You forgot to mention Emre Can. I'd like to see him really push Stevie.
      Sure mate

      Those who are saying it's a waste of money, they said the same with Sturridge and Coutinho.
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      Re: Adam Lallana Player Thread
      Reply #14: Jul 01, 2014 11:46:31 am
      Fantastic signing, good luck Adam, go be a star.
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      Reply #15: Jul 01, 2014 11:54:52 am
      Adam Lallana
      Adam Lallana
      La, la, la, la, Lallana
      Adam Lallana
      It's Adam Lallana

      (tune of La Bamba - I know it's Rafa's song but it fits)

      Think Lola by the Kinks would be better.....

      La-la-la-Lallana..... :D


      At any rate, really like the player and excited we wrapped this one up pretty quickly all things considered. Welcome to the greatest club in the world.
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      Reply #16: Jul 01, 2014 12:16:27 pm
      Nice to see us getting business done nice and early. Welcome Adam. Now to win the league
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      Reply #17: Jul 01, 2014 12:23:25 pm
      WELCOME TO LIVERPOOL FC ADAM


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      Reply #18: Jul 01, 2014 12:25:18 pm
      Welcome to LFC Adam.
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      Reply #19: Jul 01, 2014 12:33:23 pm
      Welcome.
      I think that a few people are in for a surprise.
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      Reply #20: Jul 01, 2014 12:34:31 pm
      Welcome to LFC Adam.... good luck 
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      Reply #21: Jul 01, 2014 01:07:35 pm
      welcome to the greatest club in england.
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      Reply #22: Jul 01, 2014 01:36:54 pm
      I hope he signed his contract like our previous #20 did:

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      Reply #23: Jul 01, 2014 01:38:53 pm
      Welcome to the best club on earth Adam!
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      Reply #25: Jul 01, 2014 01:59:04 pm
      Welcome Adam. Just named my new baby boy Adam, after trying for 9months to convince the wife of the names Kenny, Steven & Luis ( grrrrrr).... Faith!
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      Reply #26: Jul 01, 2014 02:03:15 pm
      Very happy with this. Great work rate to go with an excellent level of technical skill. Hopefully Liverpool's pressing game just got a whole lot more hellish for the opposition to deal with.
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      Reply #27: Jul 01, 2014 02:05:50 pm
      I hope he signed his contract like our previous #20 did:



      He doesn't do the sultry stare quite in the same manner as Mick.

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      Reply #28: Jul 01, 2014 02:24:10 pm
      Welcome Adam. Just named my new baby boy Adam, after trying for 9months to convince the wife of the names Kenny, Steven & Luis ( grrrrrr).... Faith!


      I think it's great that you named your little boy after an ex Liverpool player. I bet Charlie Adam will be chuffed :)

      Congrats on the baby to you and your wife mate. 
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      Reply #29: Jul 01, 2014 02:28:41 pm
      Welcome Adam. Just named my new baby boy Adam, after trying for 9months to convince the wife of the names Kenny, Steven & Luis ( grrrrrr).... Faith!

      Congrats on the new baby boy mate, hope you're all doing well.

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