Adam Lallana has secured a moved to Premeir League side Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. With this move Lallana’s six year stay at Liverpool comes to an end. Lallana officially joined Brighton after completing his medical on Monday. His Liverpool contract officially expired after Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle United. Lallana has joined Brighton on a 3 year deal. Lallana will be seen wearing No.14 for Brighton next campaign.
Adam Lallana had 22 appearances for Liverpool in their 2019-2020 campaign. Lallana lifted some major trophies like the UEFA Champions League and English Premier League. He became a free agent and was up for grabs. The 32 year old Midfielder has 34 caps for England. Leicester city were also in the contention of signing Adam.
In an interview Lallana said, “I cant wait to get started. It’s a breath of fresh air coming here – having my medical, everything is new. It’s a challenge I am looking forward to. The whole infrastructure and ambition around the club excites me. There is so much young talent and so much ability. The manager is highly regarded and it was a pretty easy choice for me in the end. Especially knowing how much Brighton have reached out. It’s nice to know that you’re wanted – I think it’s a perfect match.”
Brighton are on an upward curve. I have played against them a lot, and remember seven or eight years ago with Southampton. Brighton were both in League One, so they have been progressing for years now. I think we’re at the stage here where we can really push on in the Premier League. I have got a lot of experience playing in the Premier League and at a high level – I know what’s required and how we can improve. If I can help just a little bit in that journey to improve Brighton as a whole. As a squad, then I will be very happy,” later added Adam Lallana.
Brighton have just managed to avoid relegation in their previous three seasons. Manager Graham Potter said, “There is no doubting Adam’s quality. If you look at his footballing CV his ability is clear for everyone to see. He has played at the very highest level, for both club and country, and achieved great things. He has a wealth of experience alongside his technical quality.”
The honours he won during his time at Liverpool and the high regard in which he is held at Anfield, only further underline his ability and character.
Lallana is a really exciting signing for us, someone I am sure the supporters will be really looking forward to seeing play as and when things are able to begin to return to normal. To have both his experience and quality out on the pitch will be a great addition for us, and I know he will be an excellent role model for our younger players in the squad. I am really looking forward to working with him when we return for pre-season training in a few weeks,” later added Graham Potter.