Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana provides update on Liverpool future amid Southampton return talk

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has moved to put an end to the rumours suggesting he could depart Anfield this summer.

Liverpool stint

31-year-old attacking midfielder/winger Lallana has endured a hugely-frustrating last 2 years on Merseyside.

Following his most-productive campaign to date for the Reds in the 2016/17 season, during which he racked up 8 goals and 7 assists in the Premier League, a number of injury problems saw Lallana manage just a solitary league start over the course of the ensuing season.

And the English international’s fortunes did not exactly improve greatly over the last 10 months.

An early-season groin problem, coupled with the summer arrivals of the likes of Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri at Anfield, saw Lallana manage just 5 league starts all season.

Southampton links

As such, after being named as a surprise target for Turkish giants Fenerbahce in January, Lallana has since again been linked with a potential Liverpool exit this summer.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Adam Lallana and Westwood during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Burnley. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Reports last month suggested that the veteran was eyeing a return to former club Southampton, in search of regular first-team football.

‘Couldn’t be happier’

As such, speaking in an interview with PA Sport (via Goal) earlier today, Lallana was questioned on whether the 2018/19 season will mark his last in a Liverpool jersey.

The midfielder, though, ensured that this will not be the case, insisting he still has ‘a lot to give’ to Jurgen Klopp’s side:

‘I’ve got a year left on my contract. I’ll be back. I’ll be training through the summer.’

‘I am as eager as ever to get fit because I know when I’m fit I’ve got a lot to give and I can get in this team.’

When asked directly whether that means he wants he will remain at Anfield over the coming months, Lallana continued:

‘Yeah. Absolutely no question about it. I couldn’t be happier here, winning Champions Leagues.’

‘I know my ability and I know what I can give. And the gaffer and his staff and the recruitment guys have all made it clear they know I have a big part to play with what’s to come next. So I’m buzzing with that.’

‘No question my future is here. And I can’t wait for what’s next.’

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