Confirmed: Lallana completes move from Southampton to Liverpool

Adam Lallana moves from Southampton to Liverpool for approximately £25 million.

Liverpool have completed the signing of Adam Lallana from Southampton for a fee believed to be in the region of £25 million. 

The 26-year-old becomes the Reds' third signing of the summer, following Rickie Lambert - who also came from Southampton - and midfielder Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen, whose deal has been agreed with the club in principle from earlier in the month. 

The Reds have pursued Lallana for much of the summer and hoped to land the England international prior to the World Cup. That wasn't to be but shortly after England's elimination in Brazil, the Reds moved quickly to thrash out a deal.

Brendan Rodgers is currently trying to build a squad that will cope with Liverpool's first Champions League appearance since 2009, and will look to kick on from last season's unexpected second place finish in the Premier League - where the Reds finished two points behind Manchester City. 

He told LFC TV: "It's not sunk in if I'm being honest. I'd just like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they've done for me. I've been there for the best part of 14 years. I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career coming to a special club like Liverpool. I'm quite humbled really and I can't wait to get started.

"Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I'm here. I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I'm here, because that's why I'm here - for success."

Manager Brendan Rodgers has told the club's media station that he is excited to work with the midfielder, someone who was one of the Reds' main transfer targets this summer.

"He is an exceptional young man and someone who has a love for the game - and, most importantly, a desire to progress and improve.

"Adam is motivated by being the best he can be and being part of something special. We believe he fits right in with what we are trying to do at Liverpool.

"We have seen, over the past two seasons in the Barclays Premier League, he has a tactical awareness to adapt to what is required of him and to put the team above his personal ambitions.

"He has leadership skills and personal qualities that make him a special commodity and I am delighted we have acted decisively to make sure he is wearing a Liverpool shirt next season."


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