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‘Would be a great signing’: ‘Technically brilliant’ Liverpool ace urged to join Premier League rivals

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‘Would be a great signing’: ‘Technically brilliant’ Liverpool ace urged to join Premier League rivals

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has been urged by one-time teammate Dean Hammond to join Leicester City this summer.

The Reds ace is out of contract at Anfield at the end of the 2019-20 season and is widely expected to leave for pastures new.

Lallana has spent six seasons at Liverpool, making 178 appearances, but has suffered injury issues and as such has slipped down the pecking order.

Leicester – managed by Brendan Rodgers, the man who brought him to Merseyside – have been heavily linked with the England international.

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However, other clubs are said to be in the running, including Italian Serie A clubs AC Milan and Lazio, as reported by Calciomercato in February.

Hammond, who played alongside Lallana at Southampton and also had a stint at Leicester, would love to see his former teammate at the King Power, ideally alongside James Maddison.

 

“Personally, I could see Adam Lallana fitting into any team. He is one hell of a player,” Hammond told the Leicester Mercury. “He’s one of the best, if not the best I have played with. Both footed, technically brilliant.

“Do Leicester need him? Obviously, that’s another question because you’ve got James Maddison; Harvey Barnes can play in that position. Would he benefit the Leicester team? Would he improve it? Yes, probably.

“He’s a really good player. I could imagine, if you could get him and Maddison both into the team playing together it would be pretty special. He would be a great signing, whether he comes or not I don’t know, I haven’t asked him.”

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Lallana has been a great servant for Liverpool over the years but with his diminished role in an ever-improving team, he’s very much surplus to Jurgen Klopp’s requirements now and could do with a change of scenery.

Leicester, meanwhile, have enjoyed a great season this time out and, with Rodgers at the helm, a superb team and potentially Lallana joining in to bolster the team on the pitch and in the dressing room, there’d be plenty of scope for another top-four challenge at least.

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