Klopp: The youth players will learn from this world-class Liverpool senior man (not Coutinho)
By Harvey Byrne
Jurgen Klopp believes the Liverpool youth players can continue to learn from Adam Lallana after it was revealed that he had signed a new contract on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old who has been at the Reds for three years after moving from Southampton in 2014 put pen to paper on a new deal.
His old contract ran out in the summer of 2019 and the Liverpool website has remained coy on the new one, only revealing that his new contract is a “long-term” one.
The attacker has come on leaps and bounds under Klopp this campaign and the German is clearly a huge fan, insisting that he has a “world-class” attitude.
“People talk about his progression and his improvement in the last 18 months, but for me he has shown this quality since my first day at Liverpool,” told Klopp to the Liverpool website.
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“He has a world-class attitude to go with outstanding ability: that’s not a bad combination.
“Our younger players will now be able to benefit from watching, listening and learning from him for an even longer period because he sets the perfect example each and every day.”
Lallana has returned 20 goals and 19 assists in 117 appearances for Liverpool since he made the £25million switch from the south coast.
Of those, seven goals and seven assists have come in this campaign with the England international starring in 27 matches for the Merseyside giants.
He will now be looking to help the Reds break back into the top four spots as they currently sit one behind Arsenal in fifth.
But, his immediate concern will be to help Klopp’s side beat struggling champions Leicester on Monday.
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