Noel Whelan claimed a move to Leicester City would suit Adam Lallana “down to the ground” if he is to leave Liverpool at the end of this season.

The former Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the “very gifted” 32-year-old has not earned the plaudits he has deserved at Anfield since arriving in 2014.

Lallana is out of contract on 30 June but is expected to sign a new short-term deal that will see him remain at with the Premier League leaders until the completion of the 2019/20 campaign.

The Premier League announced last week that a unanimous agreement had been to out of contract players to mutually extend their contracts until the end of the season.

However, Whelan believes the English midfielder will complete a free transfer to third-placed Leicester City in the next transfer window to reunite with former manager Brendan Rodgers.

“Lallana was bought by Brendan Rodgers and it looks like he will go to play for Brendan Rodgers at Leicester,” he told Football Insider.

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“He has been in the shadow of everyone else really but he is a brilliant footballer. Technically, he is very, very gifted.

“He has been a big part of the team but he has always gone under the radar because of the stars that are at Liverpool.

“Lallana will now look to finish his career by playing regularly.

“It would suit him down to the ground to join Leicester. They play fantastic football and he has a fantastic relationship with the manager. It seems like the perfect fit.

“It will probably be his last good contract at an elite level.”   

Football Insider revealed earlier this month that Jurgen Klopp has identified Curtis Jones as the man to replace the Englishman.

Lallana has featured 22 times for the Reds this season, scoring once.

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