'Exceptional' - Mills claims Liverpool want 'Different calibre player' amid exit report
Danny Mills claims that the “exceptional” quality of the Liverpool squad means that Jurgen Klopp no longer needs Adam Lallana at Anfield.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and England defender insists the 31-year-old has been a good player for the Reds but that there have been significant improvements since his arrival.
It has been reported that the attacking midfielder is set to leave the title hopefuls on a free transfer this summer, having arrived on Merseyside from Southampton back in 2014.
Mills says that while the England international has been a great servant for Jurgen Klopp’s men, there are now better options at the German manager’s disposal.
“He’s been unfortunate, he went there after playing really, really well at Southampton at the start of their rise, if you like,” Mills told Football Insider.
“He got himself in the England squad, was doing really well and then just had injury after injury, that coincided with Liverpool becoming exceptional in that period as well – the emergence of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.
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“He was always going to find it incredibly difficult to break back into that side. I don’t think you can say he’s 100 per cent fit. It’s been tough for him, he will get a club without a shadow of a doubt.
“Liverpool, from where they were to where they’re going, they’re now looking at a different calibre player.”
Lallana has played a total of 175 times for the Reds since swapping the south coast for the north west, with 22 goals and 22 assists under his belt.
This season has seen him in and out the side under Klopp, with just seven starts from his 19 appearances across all competitions.
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