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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4240 on: February 21, 2020, 10:50:54 AM »
Likeable bloke but has contributed next to 0 on the field in about 3 years. No surprise we won’t be renewing.

Utter nonsense. Forget about the goal he scored against Utd  and Everton game then?

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4241 on: February 21, 2020, 10:52:56 AM »
This season alone he's scored the equalising goal against United that kept our unbeaten record going.

And turned the WCC final around after being subbed on. And playing well in the derby league game. And captaining and playing brilliantly in the FA cup derby game, playing a huge part in keeping our 21st century anfield record in tact.

Even if you reduce that guys statement to the last three months it's clearly bollocks, let alone three years.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4242 on: February 21, 2020, 03:15:26 PM »
Lallana's biggest contribution for me will always be that goal against Middlesbrough that opened the door to the Champions League.

For his sake, I hope he goes somewhere he gets to start games when fit. I doubt Leicester is that place at the moment. I think his style of play would be well-suited to Spanish football, but I doubt he speaks the language even with his ancestry so might not be of that big interest to him.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4243 on: February 21, 2020, 05:56:10 PM »
Lallana's biggest contribution for me will always be that goal against Middlesbrough that opened the door to the Champions League.

Do you mean Wijnaldum?

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4244 on: February 21, 2020, 06:05:33 PM »
That last minute goal against Norwich was his best moment for me. Had a nice goal against City as well in Klopp's debut season

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4245 on: February 21, 2020, 09:35:02 PM »
Do you mean Wijnaldum?

I mixed their goals up, evidently  :-X Since Adam also scored that day.
 
Anyway, he scored twice away to them that season to win those crucial points too!

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4246 on: February 21, 2020, 09:38:48 PM »
It'll always be the Swansea goal for me, just a terrific example of opportunism most players would never had attempted.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4247 on: February 21, 2020, 10:31:03 PM »
More to come yet.

I hope so.

I'll always enjoy watching Lallana play football because it becomes a genuine art when he's on top of his game. But it's especially thrilling when he is in Red. The idea that both Lallana and Firmino are in the same starting XI means Liverpool FC should qualify for an Arts Council grant. Kopites deserve to see that in the grand run-in.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4248 on: February 21, 2020, 10:35:06 PM »
Shame. I’d keep him. Always nice to have a few UK senior players in the squad. He clearly thinks he should be playing more, which is understandable. He’s still a very good player.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4249 on: February 22, 2020, 01:28:16 AM »
Said today in work it feels like there's one moment left for him. A winner in a massive game, an equaliser like against United to keep us unbeaten. He's a quality player, gave us his best years, worked hard and never complained when he was out the team. Feel for Henderson though haha

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4250 on: February 23, 2020, 10:35:58 PM »
Utter nonsense. Forget about the goal he scored against Utd  and Everton game then?

Before his goal at Old Trafford, you’d have to go back to the end of the 16/17 season for his last notable contribution. He was basically a non-entity in 17/18 or 18/19.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4251 on: February 24, 2020, 12:38:55 PM »
I agree with Neil from Anfield Wrap. He'll start tonight.

Actually, I'd be a bit surprised if he did. But I hope he does. Firing on all cylinders he'd still make my Liverpool starting XI - at least until Keita starts redeeming his undeniable promise. Trouble with Lallana of course that those cylinders are fragile things.

What a footballer though.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4252 on: February 24, 2020, 03:28:08 PM »
Shame about the injuries.

Klopp clearly rated him when he came here, as he was his go to midfielder.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4253 on: February 24, 2020, 05:02:33 PM »
Shame about the injuries.

Klopp clearly rated him when he came here, as he was his go to midfielder.

He was, and he was also the standard for most of Klopp's methods in terms of the coordinated press, long distance efforts and the high intensity training.

He was first choice sub to replace Salah in Kyiv too, so it wasn't only when he arrived that he's loved Lallana.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4254 on: February 24, 2020, 06:31:35 PM »
I agree with Neil from Anfield Wrap. He'll start tonight.

Actually, I'd be a bit surprised if he did. But I hope he does. Firing on all cylinders he'd still make my Liverpool starting XI - at least until Keita starts redeeming his undeniable promise. Trouble with Lallana of course that those cylinders are fragile things.

What a footballer though.

Keita has fulfilled his promise when he’s been on the pitch. What more could have done. Something like 6 goals, 7 assists in his last 13 games. The problem is staying fit in order to get on the pitch. But when he is fit, like now, he will do a good job for us. Like he has pretty much every time he’s played. If you want more from on pitch Keita than he’s shown so far I suspect you’ll be dissapointed.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4255 on: February 24, 2020, 06:33:23 PM »
Keita has fulfilled his promise when he’s been on the pitch. What more could have done. Something like 6 goals, 7 assists in his last 13 games. The problem is staying fit in order to get on the pitch. But when he is fit, like now, he will do a good job for us. Like he has pretty much every time he’s played. If you want more from on pitch Keita than he’s shown so far I suspect you’ll be dissapointed.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4256 on: February 25, 2020, 09:14:04 PM »
Three goals and an assist in eighteen this season ;D
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« Reply #4257 on: February 25, 2020, 09:26:24 PM »
Time to update the old adage. False twitter stats will travel twice round the world before the true facts have got their boots on. Or something

There's a thread [that's been here for the last couple of seasons] that I consistently update after every match that has all of the goals and assists for all players  ;)

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4258 on: February 25, 2020, 09:42:12 PM »
There's a thread [that's been here for the last couple of seasons] that I consistently update after every match that has all of the goals and assists for all players  ;)
Now, now, why would someone want to use a carefully updated and curated thread when they can just rely on any old bod on twitter?  ;)
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4259 on: June 9, 2020, 11:16:55 AM »
Signing a contract extension until the end of the season.

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Understand he suggested reduced terms. Jürgen Klopp feels the midfielder has helped create a culture of excellence and wants him to continue his leadership role to the close of 2019-20

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There is an understanding, however, between Lallana, Klopp and Liverpool’s owners that priority for selection should go to those such as Takumi Minamino, Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones, who will be at the club for the long-term.

Offering to take a pay cut and recognising that he should get limited game time is pretty fantastic of him and I'm glad he will get to lift the trophy. He may not have contributed much over the last couple of seasons (although his goal at Old Trafford could be seen as very important) but he played a pivotal role in getting us back into the Champions League in Klopp's early days and that gave us the platform to become what we have.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4260 on: June 9, 2020, 11:21:18 AM »
 His off the pitch contribution seems to be massive too.  If you watch interviews, especially with the likes of TAA, Gomez or Elliott, he alongside Milner and Hendo are the ones they really look up to and seem to be the ones pushing the others to maintain the high training standards.  100% professionalism, can understand why Jurgen rates him so highly.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4261 on: June 9, 2020, 01:19:11 PM »
Love the comments both from Adam and Kloppo.

Klopp:
“I know how highly sought after Adam is in this moment by other clubs who want him for next season, so for him this is a commitment to us and we are very appreciative to him for it.

“This is absolutely how it should be, too, because I am so pleased he will be with us to finish the job this season and have the farewell he deserves so much.

“It is not possible for me to find words in the English language to properly explain the importance of Adam Lallana during my period of being manager of this club.

“What I can say – and want to say – now is even the way he has handled this extension tells you all you need to know about the person and his character. A top-class professional and an even better person.

“Adam always puts the club first – always! In the conversations we have had, he has been the first to express that my priority as a manager needs to be the players who are at this club for longer than just the rest of this season.

“He wants to be here to finish the job and do it properly, but it says everything about him that his biggest concern was blocking the progress and opportunity of a player who is under contract for next season also.

“But his role is too important to lose him before this season is done. So, it’s fantastic we can delay our messages of gratitude and good luck until the end of July now.”

Lallana:
“I am really pleased to have the chance to finish this season – it means a lot to me and my family,” Lallana added.

“Now isn’t the moment to review my time here because the focus needs to be on the remaining nine matches and the club finishing the season in the best manner possible.

“Of course, one of the big personal positives about committing to this short-term extension is that I will now get to say goodbye to the people who mean so much to me in the right way.

“The gaffer has been different class and we’ve had an honest conversation about what my role will be in the remaining weeks. I want to contribute in the most positive way possible that helps him and the team, not just for the remaining matches of this season – but also what they’ll need to consider for next.

“I’m totally at peace with what that looks and feels like, and I know the role I’ll be playing for this team will help in what’s going to be an extraordinary period – the likes of which none of us have ever experienced.

“I feel in my time at Liverpool I’ve always looked to do the right thing for the team, the manager and the club in every decision I’ve made. I think this one fits into that category as well, so I’m buzzing to be seeing out this campaign and hopefully get to celebrate something memorable with an amazing group of people.”


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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4262 on: June 9, 2020, 01:26:16 PM »
Great news, deserves it and hopefully he will be allowed to come on the bus parade next year.

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« Reply #4263 on: June 9, 2020, 01:32:24 PM »
Could definitely do a job for most sides outside the top 6. Arsenal and Spurs could do worse at the minute as well.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4264 on: June 9, 2020, 01:54:17 PM »
Certainly there to allow us to keep doing 11 vs 11 training without going out doing behind closed doors friendlies.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4265 on: June 9, 2020, 01:57:09 PM »
Certainly there to allow us to keep doing 11 vs 11 training without going out doing behind closed doors friendlies.

Pretty sure there is a lot more to it than that! Replacing him for a intra-squad friendly would be easy enough.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4266 on: June 9, 2020, 01:57:17 PM »
One of my favorite players, just a shame that injuries robbed him of at least 2 seasons here

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4267 on: June 9, 2020, 02:06:34 PM »
Think it's really interesting how much they're stressing the focus will be on those who'll be here next season. Basically, it sounds like Klopp wants him around the place - maybe not playing much but certainly involved - and Lallana wants to be part of the title win - and who can blame him! Would have been easy for him to decline the contract extension and opt to protect himself ahead of his Leicester move.

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« Reply #4268 on: June 9, 2020, 02:34:09 PM »
Sheer class

Well in Lallana

I can see Lallana, Milner and of course Henderson having lots of influence in the dressing room.  Particularly with the younger English lads Jones, Elliot etc looking up to these guys.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4269 on: June 9, 2020, 03:34:30 PM »
absolutely well deserved. One of the few players that have been here since the start of the journey. at least captain hendo will still have his buddy roommate to celebrate lifting the EPL

was it this or last preseason when he came in one of the fittest during the fitness tests. No need to mention who is the fittest in the squad.

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« Reply #4270 on: June 10, 2020, 10:50:08 AM »
Think it's really interesting how much they're stressing the focus will be on those who'll be here next season. Basically, it sounds like Klopp wants him around the place - maybe not playing much but certainly involved - and Lallana wants to be part of the title win - and who can blame him! Would have been easy for him to decline the contract extension and opt to protect himself ahead of his Leicester move.

Reminded me of that guy in Championship who declined to play when season re-starts so as to protect his move. Lucky our man isn't like that.

Taking the script from John Wick, Lallana is the man of focus, commitment and sheer will. Just hasn't killed 3 men with a pencil.

I think the doubt around him is his ability to stay fit. And even when he was fit this season, Klopp hasn't started him in league games.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4271 on: June 10, 2020, 10:53:43 AM »
Reminded me of that guy in Championship who declined to play when season re-starts so as to protect his move. Lucky our man isn't like that.


Was going to say the same thing, was it a Charlton player? Imagine having someone as selfish as that around the place.

Love those quotes from Klopp and Lallana.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4272 on: June 10, 2020, 12:11:07 PM »
Was going to say the same thing, was it a Charlton player? Imagine having someone as selfish as that around the place.

Love those quotes from Klopp and Lallana.

I think the number of players who don't agree extensions will be in the minority. Most players have a good relationship with their clubs regardless of contract situation and would happily agree an extension on the same terms for an extra month.

I don't think the protection thing comes into it for most players, else you would get them basically downing tools with 6 months left to go (when they can sign pre-contracts). A few knobs will (like the Charlton player) but most are good professionals.
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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4273 on: June 13, 2020, 10:44:58 PM »
Was going to say the same thing, was it a Charlton player? Imagine having someone as selfish as that around the place.

Love those quotes from Klopp and Lallana.

They talked about that guy on Football Weekly or Totally Football Show, can't remember which, and to be fair, apparently the guy is 30 and his career didn't really take off at all untill he was 25/26. Hasn't had a chance to sort himself for life financially and this was his one chance at that big contract. Understandable with that context.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4274 on: June 13, 2020, 10:49:19 PM »
They talked about that guy on Football Weekly or Totally Football Show, can't remember which, and to be fair, apparently the guy is 30 and his career didn't really take off at all untill he was 25/26. Hasn't had a chance to sort himself for life financially and this was his one chance at that big contract. Understandable with that context.


Isn't,the twat is letting his team down big time.

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Re: Adam Lallana
« Reply #4275 on: June 13, 2020, 11:32:11 PM »
They talked about that guy on Football Weekly or Totally Football Show, can't remember which, and to be fair, apparently the guy is 30 and his career didn't really take off at all untill he was 25/26. Hasn't had a chance to sort himself for life financially and this was his one chance at that big contract. Understandable with that context.


Not for me, you do realise he is officially breaking his contract as the club will be paying him until the end of July. He should be paying.

Rubbish excuse, letting the club down in my mind.
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« Reply #4276 on: June 14, 2020, 12:53:12 AM »
Not for me, you do realise he is officially breaking his contract as the club will be paying him until the end of July. He should be paying.

Rubbish excuse, letting the club day in my mind.

I’d think it will, or at least should, put off clubs from signing him too. 

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« Reply #4277 on: June 14, 2020, 09:20:04 AM »
I’d think it will, or at least should, put off clubs from signing him too.

I don't think it'll put clubs off signing him, but it will probably make them offer him less money. So his gamble was losing a bit of money by not playing vs losing a lot of money by playing and potentially getting injured. I guess it's not an unreasonable stance to take if this is your last chance for a payday and you haven't earned all that much in your career.