Adam Lallana is to be rewarded with a new long-term contract at Liverpool after emerging as one of Jurgen Klopp’s key players this campaign, according to reports.
Lallana is a favourite of Klopp and has become one of his most trusted performers, scoring his second league goal of the season in Saturday’s 4-1 rout of Leicester City.
Much of the criticisms aimed at Lallana in the past is his finishing, but having already scored three goals this season – including England’s last-gasp winner in the 1-0 World Cup qualifier in Sloavkia – there is belief in the corridors of power at Anfield that the player has finally turned the corner.
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And according to the Daily Express, Liverpool plan to make contact with Lallana’s representatives before the end of the year and begin discussions on an extension to his current deal which expires in 2019.
The England international is settled on Merseyside and will believe his future remains there with his influence integral to what Klopp is seeking to achieve.
Lallana was signed in the same summer as Germany midfielder Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Divock Origi and Alberto Moreno, who will all have two years remaining on their respective contracts at the end of the season.