Barnes hopes for Lallana deal

John Barnes thinks Adam Lallana would be a ‘fantastic’ signing for Liverpool this summer.

Last Updated: 11/06/14 at 12:24 Post Comment

Adam Lallana: Liverpool were understood to have bid £25m earlier in June

Adam Lallana: Liverpool were understood to have bid £25m earlier in June

The Anfield club were understood to have bid £25million for Southampton’s captain before he flew out to the World Cup with England earlier in June.

There has yet to be any movement but Kop idol Barnes would like to see a deal which takes classy playmaker Lallana to Merseyside.

“Lallana would be a fantastic signing, because you know what you are going to get with him,” Barnes told Sky Sports. “He is a great player.

“I am hoping that he can come [to Liverpool] but if he does not come, good luck to him and we [Liverpool] will move on.”

Barnes, himself a tricky attacker in his playing days with Liverpool between 1987 and 1997, also does not think his former club would be paying over the odds for Lallana in the £25m offer.

“Whatever you are prepared to pay, you are worth,” he said.

“Is Gareth Bale worth £86m? Is anybody worth £86m? Yes, because if whoever is paying it decides you are worth it, then you are worth it.”

Get involved in the Papa John's 'Score Twice, Half Price' predict and win football promotion this summer. With the world's finest about to serve up a South American feast of Samba delights, all you have to do is register your twitter handle at papaJohns.co.uk/football and tweet @PapaJohnsUK with your prediction of who will score TWICE each day using #STHP and the team name

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

an we get one on the similarities between this year's Arsenal and 5 years ago. Or any other number you care to pick frankly...it shouldn't be hard.

mc1728
Liverpool: Five Similiarities Five Years On

R

icky van Wolfswinkel's remarkable record of one goal from one game at least deserves an honourable mention. And I'm willing to bet that at least one of Costa, Ulloa or Enner Valencia will earn a place on the list by the end of the season. Probably not Costa

stevenjameshyde
Top Ten PL Strikers Who Started Like A Train...

I

will also give up birthday Christmas and bacon for this to happen

badwolf
Ronaldo return ‘in place’

Footer 365

Premier League: Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez battling testicular cancer

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he has been receiving treatment for testicular cancer.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Dortmund deserved victory

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side were 'average' following their 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Champions League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praises side after Ludogorets win

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side's character as they battled to a late 2-1 win over Ludogorets.

Mail Box

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property