Liverpool set to be forced into transfer U-turn if season is extended

Joe Williams
Adam Lallana Liverpool

Liverpool may have to change their mind on allowing Adam Lallana to pursue a free transfer away from the club, according to a report.

The England international has only started three matches in the Premier League this season for Liverpool, providing a goal and an assist.

Lallana is out of contract in the summer after spending six years at Anfield following his 2014 move from Southampton.

Recent reports have indicated that Liverpool won’t be offering Lallana a new contract and Leicester are likely to be able to offer him Champions League football next season with Brendan Rodgers understood to consider Lallana a ‘perfect fit’.

However, Football Insider claims that if the current Premier League season is extended due to the coronavirus pandemic then Liverpool ‘may be forced to change tack and offer Lallana an extension to his deal’.

The report adds that Liverpool will possibly discuss ‘a rolling contract, perhaps on a week-by-week basis’ with Lallana if the season is extended into July and beyond.

Lallana recently came in for some stick over his performance against Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round with Roy Keane joking that his daughter is stronger than the midfielder.