Adam Lallana confident on new Liverpool deal: “My best years are still ahead of me”

22 February 2017

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has expressed his gratitude at receiving a new three-year contract, saying the best is yet to come.


The 28-year-old signed improved terms with the club on Wednesday afternoon, with his spell on Merseyside extended to at least 2021, when he will be 32.

With Liverpool handing Lallana an £110,000-a-week deal, he has become one of their highest earners, and this is a strong showing of faith from Fenway Sports Group.

Developing into a key player for the Reds since Jurgen Klopp‘s arrival in 2015, Lallana has scored seven and assisted seven in 27 games so far this season.

But while he is widely considered to be in the form of his life in 2016/17, the ex-Southampton man believes he can still improve.

“I would say I feel in this moment like I’m playing as well as I ever have—and if that is the case of course the next challenge is to maintain or improve,” he said.

“That is always the case at a club like this—you have to keep proving yourself and challenging yourself.

“I think my best years are still ahead of me because I feel so fresh and confident.

“You can’t always promise to be the best player on the pitch but I think you can promise to try your best each and every game.

“I try to do that and I think the Liverpool supporters see that in me.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 10, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the third goal against Leicester City during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lallana was clearly eager to sign a new deal with the club, and particularly given he is set to earning considerably less than Philippe Coutinho (£150,000 a week), who extended his terms in January.

And continuing to discuss his new deal, the No. 20 highlighted the supporters, and the “world-class” Klopp, as two factors behind his commitment.

“I’m very proud and feel quite humbled by the show of faith from the club and the manager in particular,” he continued.

“Signing for a club like Liverpool is obviously a big thing—but to re-sign shows you’ve obviously contributed enough that the people who make the decisions want you to stay longer.

“This is a really good place to be at the moment and, for a player who wants to be part of something special, I can’t think of a better club to commit your future to.

“We have a brilliant squad of players who are only going to get better the longer we are together. We have a world-class manager and coaching staff.

“And because it’s Liverpool there is that added X-factor of the supporters and what success would mean to them when we achieve it here.

“I’m just delighted that I’m going to be part of it for even longer.”

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