It had been rumoured for weeks, so there was no real surprise when Adam Lallana was announced as Liverpool’s latest signing from Southampton.
According to all reports, Liverpool have paid 25 million pounds for the England midfielder who should fit in well to Brendan Rodgers’ style of play at Anfield.
Whilst reaction was generally positive, there were plenty wondering on Twitter whether Lallana was too expensive at 25 million pounds.
And, of course, recent high-profile English signings such as Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing did no go so well at Anfield.
Amongst the most amusing Tweets was one from back in December by Southampton, proving Lallana is an Everton fan.
Liverpool meanwhile appear to have done a good job on social media, with #LallanaLFC one of the top UK trends at the time of posting.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 29, 2013
— OutsideoftheBoot.com (@OOTB_football) July 1, 2014
Adam Lallana completed 70 take-ons in the Premier League last season, the same amount as Oscar & Mesut Ozil combined. pic.twitter.com/1RQutdePJZ
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 1, 2014
Jesus. Adam Lallana has signed for LFC? Never saw that one coming.
— Feint Zebra (@feintzebra) July 1, 2014
'Lallana, 28, moved to Liverpool for £25m in 2014 but the former Saints star hopes his loan spell at St James' will "kick-start" his career'
— Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) July 1, 2014
Welcome Lallana, i’m very happy for him to be a part of LFC squad, one of my favourite not LFC players last year. Thats Moses upgraded.
— Dan Shepherd (@liverpooldeep) July 1, 2014
I think Lallana has the kind of swagger that Rodgers likes. More likely to shine under BR than in England side, that’s for sure.
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) July 1, 2014
Adam "the new Stewart Downing" Lallana.
— Who Ate All The Pies (@waatpies) July 1, 2014
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) July 1, 2014
— Alex Goring Crook (@alex_crook) July 1, 2014