Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told the Evening Standard that he won’t select Adam Lallana to play for his team again.
The German boss has said that he won’t pick the forward in order to avoid him picking up an injury and scuppering his next move.
Lallana will depart Anfield after six years in the summer and will leave wearing a Premier League winners medal around his neck.
Klopp, however, has far too much respect for the 32-year-old to risk ruining his next move.
He told the Evening Standard: Now we have a difficult situation and I respect Adam a lot. Everything with Adam is sorted, let me say it like this.
“He is so fit, he is training, everything is fine, but the future is his future. And if we need his help on the pitch we can get it.
“He trains 100% but as long as we don’t need him, he will just train.”
Lallana arrived at Liverpool in 2014, costing £25 million from Southampton. He has made 178 appearances for the club and helped the Reds to the Champions League last season.
There won’t be any shortage of suitors lining up to take Lallana next season.
Leicester and West Ham had previously held interest and it’ll be interesting to see where he ends up.
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The Liverpool boss would be well within his rights to make Lallana see out his days as a Red helping his team.
With the title in the bag, however, the manager only has his player’s future at heart.
That speaks volumes of Klopp and Lallana can collect his medal and enjoy regular football at his next club.
The forward earns £110,000-a-week at Anfield and he won’t come cheap to his next club.
You always know what you’re getting with Lallana, however, and any Premier League boss would be lucky to have him.