After arriving in the Football Transfer Tavern this evening, I decided to print off the latest Premier League table to stick on the noticeboard.
One team’s position has caught my eye as I notice that Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton side are currently sitting third in the league after an incredibly consistent start to the season.
The Argentine boss has established a ‘pass and move’ philosophy, centering around possession at St. Mary’s and this has seen technically excellent players flourish at the south coast club.
It comes as no surprise then to hear then that a host of Premier League clubs are ready to swoop on the club as they try to recruit their finest talent.
Today, Metro report that Liverpool are considering a move for Southampton star Adam Lallana in the upcoming January transfer window.
As is well known in the bar, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to add more quality to his squad which he believes lack depth as the club try to challenge at the top of the Premier League.
Lallana has been in fantastic form for the Saints this season and capped his recent call up to the England team with a stunning individual performance and goal in the Saints’ 4-1 victory over Hull City at the weekend.
A goal that won all the plaudits in the tavern as he coasted past the Tigers defence before finding the perfect angle for a composed finish in the far corner.
That seems to have firmed up interest in the creative midfielder from Anfield and the Saints could face a fight on their hands to keep hold of the 25-year-old.
Only a couple of days have passed in the tavern since Liverpool were credited with an interest in Lallana’s team-mate Jay Rodriguez who was also called up by England for the upcoming friendlies with Chile and Germany.
However as one Saints fan, who is currently in the bar suggests, why would the St. Mary’s club want to sell their best players at this time? It does seem rather unlikely given their superb start to the season.
Do the Reds stand any realistic chance of luring Lallana to Anfield or will the loyal player remain at St. Mary’s? Let us know your thoughts below.
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