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Adam Lallana linked to PSG as Steven Gerrard admits Liverpool should look to sign Virgil van Dijk

All the latest transfer news and reports from Anfield on Monday 23 January

Samuel Lovett@samueljlovett
Monday 23 January 2017 10:51
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Lallana has been linked to Ligue 1 side PSG
Lallana has been linked to Ligue 1 side PSG

Adam Lallana has reportedly emerged as a surprise transfer target for Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.

According to The Times, PSG’s director of football, Patrick Kluivert, has recommended Lallana as a potential signing for the summer transfer window.

The commercial advantages of bringing a talented Englishman to PSG are understood to be a key factor in driving Kluivert’s interest.

Tottenham player Dele Alli has also been linked to the French club in the same report.

Former England and Arsenal forward Ian Wright has urged Daniel Sturridge to move on from Liverpool as he continues to struggle for first-team football at Anfield.

Sturridge has endured a difficult season so far under manager Jurgen Klopp who has overlooked the 27-year-old in favour of Firmino and others.

With the forward’s Anfield future looking increasingly bleak, Wright has suggested that a move abroad could help the former ex-Manchester City man revive his career.

“He should go somewhere else to revitalise himself. I’m not sure if that will happen in this country. He’s been at all the top teams but Arsenal,” Wright told The Sun.

“You look at it and think somewhere like PSG that he might look at. I think he is fantastic. He is a super player. It isn’t going to happen for him at Liverpool.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool coach Steven Gerrard believes the club should attempt to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk – but admits the Reds’ history for signing Saints’ best players in recent years could play against them.

"Who I think we need, I would go and try and bid for Van Dijk from Southampton," Gerrard told BT Sport.

“But we’ve had enough of their players so that will probably go down like a lead balloon."

Lastly, Klopp has vented his frustration against the club’s failure to sign any new players this January.

“I understand it is absolutely normal that people ask whether we should have brought players in,” he said after Saturday’s home defeat by Swansea.

“The situation is yes, on the one side pretty simple, but on the other hand it is pretty difficult. It is not that we don’t want to bring players in.

“We do. But the thing is, the players we want because we think they help us, the clubs don’t sell. It is not about money in this situation, it is the winter transfer window.”

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