Adam Lallana’s dream move to Liverpool has not worked out the way he would have hoped.
The 30-year-old, who joined from Southampton in a £27.90m deal (Transfermarkt) back in 2014, has become a peripheral figure at St. Mary’s after a series of injuries and is now being linked with a return to his former club.
The Daily Mirror reports the Saints are keen on bringing back their ex-midfielder in a development that could be a win-win for all parties involved.
At St. Mary’s, Lallana played the best football of his career, causing absolute havoc in attack with his dribbling and the mazy runs he was capable of going on.
With regular minutes, something he is likely to get under Ralph Hasenhuttl, the England international would have the chance to do just that again on a regular basis if he can remain fit.
And when you also consider how relentless he can be once his team starts to press, from Hasenhuttl’s perspective, he looks the perfect midfield addition.
Ultimately, with competition at Liverpool fierce, this summer is probably a good time for Lallana to move on. He has fallen well down the pecking order, with Jurgen Klopp preferring the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita and Fabinho over him.
Considering that, a return to St. Mary’s could be in his best interest as he looks for regular minutes in the top flight.
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