As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Adkins: Lallana needs to leave Liverpool for regular football

Former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins says Adam Lallana needs to leave Liverpool.

Lallana's current contract is set to expire at the end of June and Adkins wants to see him playing regularly again elsewhere.

"He's one of my favourite players," Adkins told Sky Sports News.

"I used to have the privilege to be the manager at Southampton and Adam Lallana was a shining light.

"So enthusiastic, so infectious, a very, very skilful talented young man who's a joy to work with every day.

"He's a talented player and it's important that he's playing.

"He's been out of the squad a lot, he's only a fringe player at Liverpool now which is a shame.

"It's a short career and you need to play, you need to go and play.

"So it doesn't matter where he goes for me, as long as you see him playing football, because he entertains you, he's exciting to watch, he moves to the left and moves to the right.

"He's a good player and he's a smashing young man with all the right morals and right values in life.

"I really like him and I'd love to just see him playing regularly again."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free