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Liverpool Midfield Star To Be Rewarded With New Contract

Midfielder Adam Lallana is set to receive a new contract after his excellent start for both club and country this season, according to the Express.

The 28-year-old has enjoyed a steady improvement since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp as his energetic style is a perfect fit for Klopp’s pressing system.

He had been a disappointment up until that point after his big money move from Southampton for £25 million in 2014. Klopp’s tactics, however, have revitalised him and got him replicating the kind of scintillating form he displayed during his Southampton days, where his pace and trickery out wide terrorised defenders.

Under Rodgers, he often seemed to be playing within himself and not really confident enough to take risks in the same manner. This is probably down to the weight of expectations at such a massive club getting to him along with having to get used to playing against sides that set up quite deep and surrendered possession as opposed to at Southampton where himself, Dušan Tadić and his new teammate Sadio Mané could strike on the counter quite often.

Lallana has raced out of the gate this season having already notched two goals and an assist in four league appearances, including one Goal of the Month contender against Arsenal. On top of that, he has also enjoyed probably the highlight of his fledgling England career by scoring a crucial late winner in their first World Cup qualifier against Slovakia, which was his first goal in an England shirt.

Lallana’s performances have been so impressive of late that Liverpool are keen to extend his stay despite his current deal not being up until 2019 with negotiations set to open up before the end of this year.

Vincent Whelan, Pundit Arena

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