Adam Lallana: Liverpool confirm £25m signing of Southampton and England forward
Lallana said he 'can't wait to get started' at Anfield next season
Tuesday 01 July 2014
Liverpool have confirmed the £25m signing of Adam Lallana from Southampton.
The England man is a long-term target of Brendan Rodgers with the club making the announcement on Twitter.
The 26-year-old will wear No 20 at Anfield next season.
Lallana, who has been at Southampton since he was just 12, completed the move after passing a medical at Melwood.
He is the second signing of the summer for the club, following the arrival of another former Southampton man, Rickie Lambert. The club have also agreed a deal in principal for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.
"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," said Lallana to the club's website.
"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 made 250 appearances for the club in eight years, helping the side rise from League 1 to the Premier League.
Named captain in 2012, Lallana lead Southampton to eighth in the Premier League last season, earning a place in the Team of the Year.
He was part of Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad, starting the final game against Costa Rica after England were already eliminated.
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