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​Brighton veteran Lallana opens up on Liverpool exit: I needed to leave

Former Liverpool star Adam Lallana admits he had no choice but to leave the club.

The midfielder signed for Brighton on a free transfer this summer after the expiry of his contract.

While the 32-year-old is grateful for the time he spent with the Reds, he felt it was the right move for his career.

Lallana had injury problems near the end of his spell with Liverpool and found it harder to maintain a place in Jurgen Klopp's team.

"After I had those couple of days where I realised it was going to be my last season at Liverpool, I made sure I treated every day, every training session like it was my last," he told The Observer.

"I enjoyed the last six, seven, eight months as much as I did any year while I was at the club."

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