Southampton have been linked with a move to bring Adam Lallana back to the south coast, according to The Express.
Jurgen Klopp is ready to let Lallana leave Liverpool after he slipped into a peripheral role at Anfield. And the player wants a Southampton return.
Lallana came through the ranks at Southampton and played 265 games for the club. He scored 60 goals before his 2014 move to Liverpool.
The 34-cap England international has since scored 21 times in 156 games for the Reds. But he has found his game time limited in the last couple of seasons.
A combination of injuries and good form from his Liverpool team-mates has left Lallana on the fringes of the Liverpool squad.
The 31-year-old attacking midfielder has managed just five Premier League starts this season. And he has only played 16 games in total.
This is why a return to Southampton would appeal to Lallana. This deal could go ahead in the summer if Ralph Hasenhuttl gives the green light on a £13m transfer.
Here are some tweets from Southampton fans, who seemed torn between bringing him back or ignoring this deal.
We need someone who can play more that 60 minutes
— Liam Houghton (@Liam_Houghton98) May 18, 2019
Would take him back for sure. Would offer a lot still. Did allot for Southampton football club.
— Paul Knott (@P88K) May 18, 2019
Too injury prone.
— Paul Hart (@Hart0071Paul) May 17, 2019
In a heartbeat. Missing that real creative midfielder since Tadic left. In the circumstances, don’t care how he left etc. We need a spark in the heart of the midfield
— Chris Allen (@chrisstewartsfc) May 18, 2019
I personally can’t forgive him but a great buy for saints if it happens at that price.
— Lewis Walker (@lewbusson) May 17, 2019
He would be a great asset, those of us old enough remember Mick Channon being welcomed back?
— roger sanders (@rogersanders) May 17, 2019