Liverpool latest: Lallana reaction and Comolli on Suarez's future

A round up of news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.

Adam Lallana has said he’s humbled to be joining Liverpool after completing a £25 million move from Premier League rivals Southampton. He’s reportedly signed a five-year deal at the club.

“I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool. I'm quite humbled and I just can't wait to get started,” he told Liverpool’s website.

Lallana is also excited at the opportunity to work with striker Rickie Lambert again, who he formed a productive relationship with during the days the pair were at the Saints.

“Lambo is up here already and I’m glad I can continue my career up here with him – that’s a special moment,” he added.

Brendan Rodgers has explained the reasoning behind the deal, suggesting that Lallana fits the bill in terms of what he’s trying to accomplish at Liverpool looking ahead to next season and beyond.

“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,” the boss told

The chance of Luis Suarez leaving the club continues to be debated with former Liverpool Director of Football Damien Comolli suggesting the Reds may struggle to keep the Uruguayan if he has his heart set on a move to Spain.

“I've always thought in my mind, and I told Kenny Dalglish at the time, that, if either of the big Spanish two came in and tried to get him, Liverpool would have a hard time to try and keep him,” he told talkSPORT.

Barcelona’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has added fuel to the fire suggesting that there is honour in Suarez apologising for the bite on Giorgio Chiellini. The Barca official says it took strength for Suarez to say sorry with the whole world watching.

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini is at Liverpool to stay according to his agent. Borini has been tipped to join Sunderland on a permanent deal having spent time on loan in the North East last season.

“Fabio goes back to Liverpool to stay there, as stated by the manager Rodgers a few weeks ago,” Marco De Marchi told the Italian press.

Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has reportedly asked Napoli to go after Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez. The news is a sure fire sign that the Serie A side won’t move to make Pepe Reina’s loan deal from last season permanent, with the Spaniard facing a season as the back up ‘keeper to Simon Mignolet at Anfield.

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