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Liverpool Prepare To Launch Their Assault For Lallana
Monday, 23rd Jun 2014 09:16

With the England squad due home from Brazil later this week, Liverpool are winding up to launch a final assault on St Mary's to sign Adam Lallana.

The Merseyside club tried to push through a deal in the week leading up to the squad leaving for Brazil and the question Adam Lallana must ask himself is whether his seemingly eagerness to try and push it through, even to go as far as to have a medical in Miami cost him game time in the two England openers, the England manager must not have been impressed with a player relatively new to the squad preferring to focus on a big money move rather than concentrate on the World Cup.

Now with England's participation in the tournament about to end, the question will be whether Liverpool are as keen as before and whether their valuation meets with Saints.

The press have reported that the big stumbling block will be the fact that Saints will want at least £30 million for the player, whilst Liverpool are not prepared to spend that much, the Sunday tabloids have suggested that Liverpool's big bid, allegedly their final bid, will be £20 million plus Fabio Borini, given that Borini signed for Liverpool two years ago for around £10.5 million and that his two seasons at the club have not been outstanding success's, his value will have dropped meaning that the total fee will be less than the Saints valuation.

Personally I would not be adverse to Borini being included in the deal, but his value should be perhaps half of the amount he joined Liverpool for, his first season at Anfield was blighted by injury meaning he never really got going, however last season he had a reasonable time at Sunderland on loan, albeit playing mostly in a side that for long periods looked certs for relegation.

But the player is still only 23 and he has shown he can score goals, Saints do need to increase their attacking options and at the right price Borini could be a decent addition, however his wages might be a stumbling block, it was widely reported that at Parma he was on a deal that rose every year, assuming he took no drop to join Liverpool this season his Parma contract would have seen him on around £60k a week for this season, far more than perhaps Saints would be prepared to pay for a player with his track record.

In the next few weeks we will see firstly how determined Liverpool are to get Lallana and secondly how desperately he wants to go, Lallana himself was quoted as saying he was looking forward to meeting Ronald Koeman and speaking to him, whether that was just to confirm he wants to move or whether he is open to hearing what the Dutchman has to say before making his mind up is open to speculation.

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gladiator33316 added 09:49 - Jun 23
If Liverpool pay £30.000.000 Million Pounds for a one season wonder ( In Premier League ) Then they haven't learnt from buying chumps like Carroll or Downing !!! For £30.000.000 Million Pounds he should be a England starter,or have played in EUROPE at least...The incompetent IDIOT ayre and the SHAMBOLIC committee have screwed so many deals up,and bought players not good enough too play for Liverpoolfc ::- Assaidi Allen Borini Aspas Alberto Ilori Sakho Mignolet JUST TO NAME A FEW,and they have started this transfer window the same :- A 32 year old Journeyman and a Turkish / German who will again be loaned out for a few seasons before being sold at a massive loss !!! WE WILL BE BACK IN MID-TABLE NEXT SEASON WITH THESE INCOMPETENT IDIOTS RUNNING LFC ;-(

Jesus_02 added 10:12 - Jun 23
Just to clarify... are you saying that Lallana underwent a medical?

In terms of actual statements from Adam it seems to have been very quiet, mainly Liverpool ambassabors being vocal about the potential of a deal.

With regard to Hodgeson dropping him for the World Cup games, its just as likely that he did so BECAUSE he didnt push for a deal.

Seems to me that he has taken the attitude of dealing with things as they come. i.e speak to Saints after the WC see what the situation is.

montecristo added 12:27 - Jun 23
Lallana did not have a medical in Miami thats nonsense.

1970 added 13:15 - Jun 23
Laughapool are getting desperate cos Suarez will leave when he gets back from world cup they cant afford lalana without offloading some of their bums,one season wonders lol

gladiator33316 added 14:46 - Jun 23
1970 I'd say it's Southampton getting desperate,Liverpool won't pay what you want for a one season wonder ( Which Lallana is ) He's also not prolific or assist much in a season,so why so much money.
Is he a England starter ( NO ) Has he played European football ( NO ) And he won't with Southampton,because their our at least 7 or 8 better clubs in the Premier League...Most Liverpool fans don't want Rodgers too spend more than £15 million MAX on Lallana,because he isn't worth anymore...And if they do there will be murder...And show some respect ( 1970 the IDIOT ) Calling us laughapool when we our the most successful English club in HISTORY ( WITH 41 MAJOR TROPHIES ) What have Southampton EVER WON MUPPET !!!

saintmark1976 added 16:45 - Jun 23
Is the problem here not about a valuation but more where does the fee go?

I think I am correct in saying that 25% of any fee will go to Bournemouth. Perhaps that is why Liverpool may have paid over the odds for Rickie ie to compensate for a lower bid for Adam?

If, as is suggested, Liverpool were paying £60000 a week to a player that ends up on loan at Sunderland then all I can say is that they must have more money than sense.

On a constructive note gladiator33316. I think your main problem next season is going to be what happens to Steven Gerrard. Having seen him at the end of last season and again in the World Cup he looks to me to be a player with whom time has caught up very quickly.

gladiator33316 added 17:15 - Jun 23
saintmark1976 I've know problem with Gerrard being fazed out next season,legs our gone and he isn't worth the money where paying him.But Lallana still isn't worth £22.5 Million Pounds even if Bournemouth didn't have that 25% clause,he has zero European experience,has had one DECENT season ( Not sure on assists and goals,but it isn't prolific ) And he isn't a England regular,and he is 26 so zero resale value ( SO WHY IS THE FEE SO HIGH ) I'd say probably because the CLOWN FOOLGLISH waisted £55.000.000 Million Pounds on Carroll & Downing,is the reason Southampton our trying too screw us for all they can get ( But we made them mistakes,and I feel the dye is set ) But I hope Koeman does a great job for you next season,people like this idiot 1970 saying " Laughapool " Is a disgrace not only too Southampton but too the most successful English club EVER...

BoondockSaint added 17:18 - Jun 23
He didn't get dropped from starting for England because it was business as usual with England: Only bring a few new young players, but still play the same old re-threads, then be home before the postcards and sit back and watch the teams that do play their younger talent.

GeordieSaint added 08:12 - Jun 24
Calm down, calm down gladiator. You are making me stressed mate. Fair play lallana may not be worth what saints want but he is to us. Money in the bank means nothing to me unless I can spend it on beer, watching Adam do step overs is priceless. Selling him would be heartbreaking for 100 mill. also, on the point of disrespect you are a bit harsh on king kenny. Isn't he one of your most successful players, managers and a great ambassador for your club?

gladiator33316 added 10:48 - Jun 24
The incompetent CLOWN FOOLGLISH who bought the worst players EVER,and DESTROYED LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB !!! NO THE IDIOT WAS A DISGRACE,and he should have stayed in the past where he belonged !!! And trust me I was born in 69,and was on the KOP from 80 till late 90's.I'LL NEVER FORGIVE HIM FOR LEAVING THE FIRST TIME,HE'S A F*CKING W*NKER ;-(

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