By Wayne Veysey
Three Premier League clubs have made moves for Adam Lallana as they try to prise him from Liverpool this summer, Football Insider understands.
But the attacking midfielder, who turned 31 last month, has snubbed the interest and made it clear he will see out the final year of his Anfield contract.
Lallana went public with his intention to remain at Liverpool in the wake of their Champions League triumph 11 days ago and his head has not been turned by the interest from rival top-flight clubs.
A source with knowledge of his situation has told Football Insider that the England international is eager to not only win back a regular place in the starting XI but also secure a new contract beyond the summer of 2020.
That is a blow to Lallana’s suitors, who hoped his lack of game time might be enough to sway him into a move from the club where he made just six starts among 16 appearances last season.
The versatile midfielder joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2014 for a fee of around £25million and has gone on to make 156 appearances, scoring 21 goals and supplying 20 assists.
He was a regular starter up until the last two seasons, when a series of serious injuries have led to a demotion down the pecking order in Klopp’s increasingly competitive side.