Paul Robinson admitted he is shocked that Adam Lallana has joined Brighton following his departure from Liverpool.

The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, was convinced the 32-year-old would move to Leicester City to reunite himself with former manager Brendan Rodger.

Brighton confirmed the signing of the English playmaker on a three-year contract tonight after his contract at Anfield expired.

Football Insider revealed earlier this month that Graham Potter’s side were in pole position to sign Lallana.

He made 15 appearances for the Reds on their way to the Premier League title this season.

Robinson expects him to be a “key player” for the Seagulls.

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“I was surprised he did not go to Leicester,” he told Football Insider.

“Lallana is a fantastic player.

“He has been frustrated by his lack of first team opportunities and at his age you want to play football.

“The way that Brighton play suits him. Tidy football that can allow him to make his forward runs.

“I saw the Leicester move happening because of the link with Brendan Rodgers and his form under Rodgers when he played under him.

“At the same time you can see why the Brighton move has come off – a great place to live and a football club that plays the way he likes. He will be a key player to Graham Potter’s plans next season.”

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