Big boost for Liverpool with Lallana set to sign new deal

Adam Lallana is on the verge of signing a new four-year contract at Liverpool, reports The Telegraph.

What’s the word?

The Merseyside outfit did not bring in any new faces during the January transfer window, but they appear to be busy behind the scenes getting their current crop of stars to commit.

Philippe Coutinho was the main man that the Reds wanted to tie down amid reports linking him with a summer move to Barcelona.

Now, according to The Telegraph, Lallana will be the next first-team star to put pen to paper on a deal that will give him wages of £150,000 a week and will keep him at Anfield until 2021.

The publication claims that manager Jurgen Klopp sees him as a crucial part of his team moving forward after impressing over the past 12 months.

How important has Lallana become?

The midfielder was arguably the best England player at the start of the season before an injury in November hampered his progress.

The 28-year-old, who has scored seven Premier League goals and made as many assists, has found consistency in his game.

He and his teammates are going through a difficult spell having won just one of their 10 games in all competitions in 2017.

However, it is clear that Lallana’s creativity and in particular his ability to play deeper in midfield is crucial for the Reds, as he was missed during the injury absence.

It has taken time for him to cement a regular spot in the team following his £25m switch from Southampton in 2014, but he is fast becoming one of the first names on the teamsheet.