New Liverpool signing: It feels like I’ve been here for years

Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana has seemingly settled in to his new surroundings at Liverpool with ease.

Liverpool star Adam Lallana says he feels like he has been at the club for years after settling in well on Merseyside.

The 26-year-old midfielder traded South Coast outfit Southampton for Anfield in the summer for a reported £25 million fee after much speculation over his future.

His start to life under the guidance of boss Brendan Rodgers has been equable despite the club’s recent struggles on the field.

Fellow ex-Saints Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert joined Lallana on Merseyside and the midfielder admits adapting to his new surroundings was made easier by the number of familiar faces in the Liverpool dressing room.

“Dejan [Lovren] joined and Lambo, and I knew a lot of the lads from international duty so it did make it easier to have them. But all the lads have been great so I feel like I’ve been there years already.” He told talkSPORT.

Lallana has made five Premier League starts so far for the Reds, rotating his place in the XI with fellow attacking midfielders Philippe Coutinho, Lazar Markovic and Raheem Sterling.

Results have been somewhat disappointing and the Anfield outfit’s lowly position in the Premier League table is of some concern.

The former Saints captain however isn’t ready to give up just yet and feels a lot of hard work put in on the training ground could see the team’s fortunes change for the better.

“Results haven’t been as good as we would have liked, but it’s tough and I’ve got a lot of hard work to keep putting in. Hopefully we’ll change our fortunes around.” He added.

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