The end of the Adam Lallana era at Liverpool reached an end, as the Briton was officially announced by Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion. Although he was struggling with multiple and sequential injuries, Lallana played a vital role in the squad under the Jurgen Klopp era at the Anfield Road club, especially for his friendship with captain Jordan Henderson.
The Brighton deal was closed amid of interests from clubs such as Leicester, Wolves, and even Liverpool local rivals Everton.
However, the 32-year-old went for Brighton, who, according to Lallana himself, was a “perfect fit” for him. This can be explained by the fact that Lallana is from Southern England, so is Brighton, and all that summer vibe may be helpful for a true legend who seeks a peaceful football retirement.
Another curious fact that reinforces the Adam and Jordan Henderson friendship, is that the former Liverpool midfielder has picked up Brighton’s number 14, the same number as his former captain and friend at Liverpool.
We can say that Adam Lallana has closed his Liverpool cycle in golden style, as he has won some medals there, including a UEFA Champions League, and a long-waited Premier League.
Signed back in 2014 from Southampton, the British midfielder could bring his football level and skills to another level at the Reds, especially when Klopp took over as Liverpool boss.
His brightest season was back in the 2015/16, as he formed a memorable midfield duo with Brazilian Philippe Coutinho, who was on his career prime back then.
Wearing the Red jersey, Lallana has featured in 178 games and recorded 22 goals and 22 assists.
The Seagulls will count on a very good and loyal player. Despite his age, he can still be helpful, and maybe he can be the one who makes Brighton a new Wolverhampton in the Premier League.