Liverpool complete their second signing of the summer by hiring the services of Southampton captain, Adam Lallana for a fee of £25million on a four year deal. Lallana's move was announced by Liverpool on Tuesday morning and is manager Brendan Rodgers' second summer signing, joining former team-mate Rickie Lambert at Anfield.
The England World Cup winger is excited to move to Anfield and hopes to lift some silverware after Liverpool went so close to winning the Premier League last season.
Lallana told Liverpool's website, "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. 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."
Lallana became the second high-profile player to leave St Mary's in a matter of days after left-back Luke Shaw signed for Manchester United in a £33million deal. The move ends the midfielder's 14-year association with Southampton, who he joined from Bournemouth in September 2000 aged 12. Lallana earned a place on the PFA's Premier League team of the year for his performances last season, when he was ever-present for Southampton, scoring nine goals. The Reds open their Premier League campaign against Southampton at Anfield on the 16th of August.