Adam Lallana's move to Liverpool from Southampton has been delayed - but should still go ahead

Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Adam Lallana’s Liverpool move is still on despite a delay in the announcement.

The Saints skipper is expected to confirm his £25m move to Anfield today after 14 years as a Saints player.

The official announcement had been due yesterday but was delayed.

However, the Daily Echo understands there has not been a stumbling block or hitch in negotiations and that the deal is still expected go through with Lallana having gone off on holiday last night with the move finalised.

Lallana will become the second Saints star to move to Liverpool this summer, following Rickie Lambert to Anfield.

Saints are also expected to confirm Sammy Lee and Dave Watson will join their coaching staff.

The club have agreed a deal with Norwich to enable Watson to join them immediately.

It will mean Ronald Koeman’s coaching staff, who welcome back the players to Staplewood today will consist of his brother Erwin, Jan Kluitenberg, Lee and Watson.

Internal appointments are also expected to fill the void left by the dismissals of Jason Dodd and Paul Williams, who were running the under-18 side.

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7:13am Tue 1 Jul 14

InsideOutCat says...

Headline "Lallana deal stalls". Content "Lallana deal hasn't stalled". Come on DE, that's not just lazy journalism, it's a deliberate lie to a) peddle another non story and b) wind up the hysterical jessies on here. Shame on you.
Headline "Lallana deal stalls". Content "Lallana deal hasn't stalled". Come on DE, that's not just lazy journalism, it's a deliberate lie to a) peddle another non story and b) wind up the hysterical jessies on here. Shame on you. InsideOutCat
  • Score: 26

7:30am Tue 1 Jul 14

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

What, no news in the Daily Echo? Now there's a surprise...
What, no news in the Daily Echo? Now there's a surprise... Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
  • Score: 30

7:33am Tue 1 Jul 14

Outside of the Box says...

He probably couldn't get his head through the training ground door or his ego in his suitcase
He probably couldn't get his head through the training ground door or his ego in his suitcase Outside of the Box
  • Score: 57

7:42am Tue 1 Jul 14

harry hater says...

Any news on our signings
Any news on our signings harry hater
  • Score: 13

7:42am Tue 1 Jul 14

likewatchingbrazil says...

wish it would hurry and get done, sick of hearing about the turncoat, big headed one season wonder.
wish it would hurry and get done, sick of hearing about the turncoat, big headed one season wonder. likewatchingbrazil
  • Score: 53

7:59am Tue 1 Jul 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

Another 20 million in big Rons war chest COYR
Another 20 million in big Rons war chest COYR Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: 15

7:59am Tue 1 Jul 14

Rickie&Adz14 says...

Dusan Tadic deal done at £12million!

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Dusan Tadic deal done at £12million! http://www.ad.nl/ad/ nl/1017/Buitenlands- voetbal/article/deta il/3681566/2014/06/3 0/Dusan-Tadic-bijna- van-Southampton.dhtm l Rickie&Adz14
  • Score: 15

8:13am Tue 1 Jul 14

AndyAndrews says...

So we sell our World Cup players and buy players not good enough for the Cup...
So we sell our World Cup players and buy players not good enough for the Cup... AndyAndrews
  • Score: -22

8:23am Tue 1 Jul 14

Buddy SFC says...

Old news LaLa ..... Top news 9 new lads for the Academy ...........

And for those mongs who think KL/LS have sold us down the river, I took my lad to meet the players as they arrive before the Cardiff game, they were brilliant and he has a photo from every player except LaLa who scurried into the ground an didn't meet the fans ...........

He knew his future before the end of the season, good luck to him but as I said 'Old News' .......... On wards and upwards with our new Red and White Kit !!
Old news LaLa ..... Top news 9 new lads for the Academy ........... And for those mongs who think KL/LS have sold us down the river, I took my lad to meet the players as they arrive before the Cardiff game, they were brilliant and he has a photo from every player except LaLa who scurried into the ground an didn't meet the fans ........... He knew his future before the end of the season, good luck to him but as I said 'Old News' .......... On wards and upwards with our new Red and White Kit !! Buddy SFC
  • Score: 16

8:28am Tue 1 Jul 14

noodlesnewman says...

AndyAndrews wrote:
So we sell our World Cup players and buy players not good enough for the Cup...
you saw how good englands world cup players were ! awfull much much better abroad i say sign some algerian players , especially thier keeper he was great , looked mean as well a bit of a mr T ... LOL
[quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: So we sell our World Cup players and buy players not good enough for the Cup...[/p][/quote]you saw how good englands world cup players were ! awfull much much better abroad i say sign some algerian players , especially thier keeper he was great , looked mean as well a bit of a mr T ... LOL noodlesnewman
  • Score: 26

8:38am Tue 1 Jul 14

saint phil says...

LETS HOPE IT RAINS ON HIM
LETS HOPE IT RAINS ON HIM saint phil
  • Score: 10

8:38am Tue 1 Jul 14

Clever Dick says...

saintray wrote:
IM GETTING WORRIED NOW COME ON OSPREYSAINT LETS BE HAVING YOU OTHERWISE WHO'S GOING TO CORRECT OUR BAD GRAMMER AND FEED US ALL WITH MORE BULLSH#T.
It's GRAMMAR ;-)
[quote][p][bold]saintray[/bold] wrote: IM GETTING WORRIED NOW COME ON OSPREYSAINT LETS BE HAVING YOU OTHERWISE WHO'S GOING TO CORRECT OUR BAD GRAMMER AND FEED US ALL WITH MORE BULLSH#T.[/p][/quote]It's GRAMMAR ;-) Clever Dick
  • Score: 16

8:45am Tue 1 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

InsideOutCat wrote:
Headline "Lallana deal stalls". Content "Lallana deal hasn't stalled". Come on DE, that's not just lazy journalism, it's a deliberate lie to a) peddle another non story and b) wind up the hysterical jessies on here. Shame on you.
C'mon be fair,they've done a revamp on the thumbs up icons though!
[quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: Headline "Lallana deal stalls". Content "Lallana deal hasn't stalled". Come on DE, that's not just lazy journalism, it's a deliberate lie to a) peddle another non story and b) wind up the hysterical jessies on here. Shame on you.[/p][/quote]C'mon be fair,they've done a revamp on the thumbs up icons though! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 5

8:48am Tue 1 Jul 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

Adam who?
Adam who? worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: 17

8:49am Tue 1 Jul 14

lowemustgo says...

Rickie&Adz14 wrote:
Dusan Tadic deal done at £12million!

http://www.ad.nl/ad/

nl/1017/Buitenlands-

voetbal/article/deta

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€12m =£9.6m
[quote][p][bold]Rickie&Adz14[/bold] wrote: Dusan Tadic deal done at £12million! http://www.ad.nl/ad/ nl/1017/Buitenlands- voetbal/article/deta il/3681566/2014/06/3 0/Dusan-Tadic-bijna- van-Southampton.dhtm l[/p][/quote]€12m =£9.6m lowemustgo
  • Score: 12

8:56am Tue 1 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

If Wilmots signs then all my resevations, will, I freely admit dissipate …
As nice or elegant as AL appeared the end goods were sadly lacking…a quality midfielder (Lampard, Gerrard) usually contributed up to 20 goals a season…AL's conversion rate was appalling.

For all our possession we were nowhere near quick enough on the counter, time and time again the opposition put 10 men behind the ball and there was no route through…

Shaw to me is no great loss but a huge cash sum…if we buy quality and remember Koemans football is all about attack then things will look up.

I reserve the right to contradict all the above if we lose another player and we have not signed quality replacements by next thursday lunchtime.
If Wilmots signs then all my resevations, will, I freely admit dissipate … As nice or elegant as AL appeared the end goods were sadly lacking…a quality midfielder (Lampard, Gerrard) usually contributed up to 20 goals a season…AL's conversion rate was appalling. For all our possession we were nowhere near quick enough on the counter, time and time again the opposition put 10 men behind the ball and there was no route through… Shaw to me is no great loss but a huge cash sum…if we buy quality and remember Koemans football is all about attack then things will look up. I reserve the right to contradict all the above if we lose another player and we have not signed quality replacements by next thursday lunchtime. warrens 76
  • Score: 13

9:01am Tue 1 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
He probably couldn't get his head through the training ground door or his ego in his suitcase
SPOT ON ..

MR AVERAGE FOR ENGLAND as FIFA ratings continue to Decline ... There are so may more TALENTED Worldwide and European Players out there.

HIS MATE - Lambert (once he has removed the BENCH GLUE) is retiring in 2 seasons - his legs are SHOT.

SUNNY SOUTHAMPTON to SKIVERPOOL - How is that a Step Up in CLASS.

LALA really has gone GAGA !! COYR
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: He probably couldn't get his head through the training ground door or his ego in his suitcase[/p][/quote]SPOT ON .. MR AVERAGE FOR ENGLAND as FIFA ratings continue to Decline ... There are so may more TALENTED Worldwide and European Players out there. HIS MATE - Lambert (once he has removed the BENCH GLUE) is retiring in 2 seasons - his legs are SHOT. SUNNY SOUTHAMPTON to SKIVERPOOL - How is that a Step Up in CLASS. LALA really has gone GAGA !! COYR The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 11

9:02am Tue 1 Jul 14

Clever Dick says...

Well it looks like Clattenberg did get it right last season when he said that Adam changed once he played for England. It's the one and only thing he did get right.
Well it looks like Clattenberg did get it right last season when he said that Adam changed once he played for England. It's the one and only thing he did get right. Clever Dick
  • Score: 20

9:02am Tue 1 Jul 14

jls217 says...

How ironic it would be if it has stalled because Skiverpool don't have the funds.

I would try but fail miserably not to gloat. I doubt it is the case - just wishful thinking then his lordship could spend a season in our reserves learning how to be the humble young man we first took to our hearts.

On second thoughts nope get him out and get someone else in to do the job.
How ironic it would be if it has stalled because Skiverpool don't have the funds. I would try but fail miserably not to gloat. I doubt it is the case - just wishful thinking then his lordship could spend a season in our reserves learning how to be the humble young man we first took to our hearts. On second thoughts nope get him out and get someone else in to do the job. jls217
  • Score: 8

9:04am Tue 1 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Rickie&Adz14 wrote:
Dusan Tadic deal done at £12million!

http://www.ad.nl/ad/

nl/1017/Buitenlands-

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Tried this link and got nothing mate. I'm assuming this is an announce ment from him/his agent/club or is it just a gossip column in Holland?

No sign of it here though!
[quote][p][bold]Rickie&Adz14[/bold] wrote: Dusan Tadic deal done at £12million! http://www.ad.nl/ad/ nl/1017/Buitenlands- voetbal/article/deta il/3681566/2014/06/3 0/Dusan-Tadic-bijna- van-Southampton.dhtm l[/p][/quote]Tried this link and got nothing mate. I'm assuming this is an announce ment from him/his agent/club or is it just a gossip column in Holland? No sign of it here though! jls217
  • Score: 3

9:06am Tue 1 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

jls217 wrote:
Rickie&Adz14 wrote:
Dusan Tadic deal done at £12million!

http://www.ad.nl/ad/


nl/1017/Buitenlands-


voetbal/article/deta


il/3681566/2014/06/3


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Tried this link and got nothing mate. I'm assuming this is an announce ment from him/his agent/club or is it just a gossip column in Holland?

No sign of it here though!
in Holland it does seem a done deal...
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rickie&Adz14[/bold] wrote: Dusan Tadic deal done at £12million! http://www.ad.nl/ad/ nl/1017/Buitenlands- voetbal/article/deta il/3681566/2014/06/3 0/Dusan-Tadic-bijna- van-Southampton.dhtm l[/p][/quote]Tried this link and got nothing mate. I'm assuming this is an announce ment from him/his agent/club or is it just a gossip column in Holland? No sign of it here though![/p][/quote]in Holland it does seem a done deal... warrens 76
  • Score: 2

9:07am Tue 1 Jul 14

search for truth says...

Stupid headline Daily Echo, Brendan Rodgers was in Northern Ireland yesterday receiving an honourary degree.

Quote BBC News ............

The world's greatest ever jump jockey and Liverpool FC's manager are among 13 "inspirational" people to receive honours from the University of Ulster.

................

Liverpool are not likely to make any announcement when their manager is not available for comment , are they.
Stupid headline Daily Echo, Brendan Rodgers was in Northern Ireland yesterday receiving an honourary degree. Quote BBC News ............ The world's greatest ever jump jockey and Liverpool FC's manager are among 13 "inspirational" people to receive honours from the University of Ulster. ................ Liverpool are not likely to make any announcement when their manager is not available for comment , are they. search for truth
  • Score: -4

9:16am Tue 1 Jul 14

Rickie&Adz14 says...

jls217 wrote:
Rickie&Adz14 wrote:
Dusan Tadic deal done at £12million!

http://www.ad.nl/ad/


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Tried this link and got nothing mate. I'm assuming this is an announce ment from him/his agent/club or is it just a gossip column in Holland?

No sign of it here though!
Google Dusan Tadic and its like the third article down.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rickie&Adz14[/bold] wrote: Dusan Tadic deal done at £12million! http://www.ad.nl/ad/ nl/1017/Buitenlands- voetbal/article/deta il/3681566/2014/06/3 0/Dusan-Tadic-bijna- van-Southampton.dhtm l[/p][/quote]Tried this link and got nothing mate. I'm assuming this is an announce ment from him/his agent/club or is it just a gossip column in Holland? No sign of it here though![/p][/quote]Google Dusan Tadic and its like the third article down. Rickie&Adz14
  • Score: 2

9:19am Tue 1 Jul 14

St.Gaz says...

Has anyone else noticed that are background staff as well as les reed are or have been connected to the FA in some way or another!
dose this mean the FA thinks are club is just here to turn out future England players for them?
Oooooo! conspiracy ;)
Has anyone else noticed that are background staff as well as les reed are or have been connected to the FA in some way or another! dose this mean the FA thinks are club is just here to turn out future England players for them? Oooooo! conspiracy ;) St.Gaz
  • Score: 0

9:20am Tue 1 Jul 14

Rickie&Adz14 says...

lowemustgo wrote:
Rickie&Adz14 wrote:
Dusan Tadic deal done at £12million!

http://www.ad.nl/ad/


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€12m =£9.6m
Sorry bud, just did a Google translate on the article and didn't consider that the figure (£12) didn't change... (sloppy journalism on my part lol)
[quote][p][bold]lowemustgo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rickie&Adz14[/bold] wrote: Dusan Tadic deal done at £12million! http://www.ad.nl/ad/ nl/1017/Buitenlands- voetbal/article/deta il/3681566/2014/06/3 0/Dusan-Tadic-bijna- van-Southampton.dhtm l[/p][/quote]€12m =£9.6m[/p][/quote]Sorry bud, just did a Google translate on the article and didn't consider that the figure (£12) didn't change... (sloppy journalism on my part lol) Rickie&Adz14
  • Score: 1

9:20am Tue 1 Jul 14

killared says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Outside of the Box wrote:
He probably couldn't get his head through the training ground door or his ego in his suitcase
SPOT ON ..

MR AVERAGE FOR ENGLAND as FIFA ratings continue to Decline ... There are so may more TALENTED Worldwide and European Players out there.

HIS MATE - Lambert (once he has removed the BENCH GLUE) is retiring in 2 seasons - his legs are SHOT.

SUNNY SOUTHAMPTON to SKIVERPOOL - How is that a Step Up in CLASS.

LALA really has gone GAGA !! COYR
There is always better and cheaper than English players outside the UK, they need to adapt to the EPL and the good one are already taken by big European team or the top 4 in the EPL so it leave us with foreign average players so Paul Scholes was right !
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: He probably couldn't get his head through the training ground door or his ego in his suitcase[/p][/quote]SPOT ON .. MR AVERAGE FOR ENGLAND as FIFA ratings continue to Decline ... There are so may more TALENTED Worldwide and European Players out there. HIS MATE - Lambert (once he has removed the BENCH GLUE) is retiring in 2 seasons - his legs are SHOT. SUNNY SOUTHAMPTON to SKIVERPOOL - How is that a Step Up in CLASS. LALA really has gone GAGA !! COYR[/p][/quote]There is always better and cheaper than English players outside the UK, they need to adapt to the EPL and the good one are already taken by big European team or the top 4 in the EPL so it leave us with foreign average players so Paul Scholes was right ! killared
  • Score: 0

9:29am Tue 1 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

St.Gaz wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that are background staff as well as les reed are or have been connected to the FA in some way or another!
dose this mean the FA thinks are club is just here to turn out future England players for them?
Oooooo! conspiracy ;)
I think Sammy Lee might've been brought in as Koeman's "yes man", in the same way as Led Reed was obviously Cortese's yes man,in which case,he will just be a benign irritant on the touchline.
[quote][p][bold]St.Gaz[/bold] wrote: Has anyone else noticed that are background staff as well as les reed are or have been connected to the FA in some way or another! dose this mean the FA thinks are club is just here to turn out future England players for them? Oooooo! conspiracy ;)[/p][/quote]I think Sammy Lee might've been brought in as Koeman's "yes man", in the same way as Led Reed was obviously Cortese's yes man,in which case,he will just be a benign irritant on the touchline. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

9:35am Tue 1 Jul 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Probably for a second medical opinion.

Disappointed we have sold all three of our England World Cup players, should have kept either Adam or Luke. However more important now to stop the rest from leaving especially Morgan, make him captain.

Tadic replaces Adam, Pelle replacing Ricky and the LB from Lyon to replace Luke gets us back to where we were. Total £25m.

Now add four a Gk, CB, Pacy Winger and another Striker. Use Osvaldo & fringe players (Gazza, Hoover & Sharp etc) as part exchange. Total about £40m. We are then looking stronger.

Sale of Ricky, Luke & Adam for total £60m + £2m for MoPo and we have about covered the buys.
Other income from TV & merchandising can cover the previous transfer deficit and Stapleford Training centre.
Plus which of the next young players is ready to step up ?

Come on RonKo and Les lets get on with the buys asap as we need to hit the ground running.
Probably for a second medical opinion. Disappointed we have sold all three of our England World Cup players, should have kept either Adam or Luke. However more important now to stop the rest from leaving especially Morgan, make him captain. Tadic replaces Adam, Pelle replacing Ricky and the LB from Lyon to replace Luke gets us back to where we were. Total £25m. Now add four a Gk, CB, Pacy Winger and another Striker. Use Osvaldo & fringe players (Gazza, Hoover & Sharp etc) as part exchange. Total about £40m. We are then looking stronger. Sale of Ricky, Luke & Adam for total £60m + £2m for MoPo and we have about covered the buys. Other income from TV & merchandising can cover the previous transfer deficit and Stapleford Training centre. Plus which of the next young players is ready to step up ? Come on RonKo and Les lets get on with the buys asap as we need to hit the ground running. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 4

9:39am Tue 1 Jul 14

Costa Baz says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
St.Gaz wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that are background staff as well as les reed are or have been connected to the FA in some way or another!
dose this mean the FA thinks are club is just here to turn out future England players for them?
Oooooo! conspiracy ;)
I think Sammy Lee might've been brought in as Koeman's "yes man", in the same way as Led Reed was obviously Cortese's yes man,in which case,he will just be a benign irritant on the touchline.
FFS.
He is a coach with immense experience at the highest level.
Just give the club a chance to recover from the cancer that was Pochettino.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Gaz[/bold] wrote: Has anyone else noticed that are background staff as well as les reed are or have been connected to the FA in some way or another! dose this mean the FA thinks are club is just here to turn out future England players for them? Oooooo! conspiracy ;)[/p][/quote]I think Sammy Lee might've been brought in as Koeman's "yes man", in the same way as Led Reed was obviously Cortese's yes man,in which case,he will just be a benign irritant on the touchline.[/p][/quote]FFS. He is a coach with immense experience at the highest level. Just give the club a chance to recover from the cancer that was Pochettino. Costa Baz
  • Score: 4

9:43am Tue 1 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
St.Gaz wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that are background staff as well as les reed are or have been connected to the FA in some way or another!
dose this mean the FA thinks are club is just here to turn out future England players for them?
Oooooo! conspiracy ;)
I think Sammy Lee might've been brought in as Koeman's "yes man", in the same way as Led Reed was obviously Cortese's yes man,in which case,he will just be a benign irritant on the touchline.
FFS.
He is a coach with immense experience at the highest level.
Just give the club a chance to recover from the cancer that was Pochettino.
Roy Hodgson has had experience at the highest level.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Gaz[/bold] wrote: Has anyone else noticed that are background staff as well as les reed are or have been connected to the FA in some way or another! dose this mean the FA thinks are club is just here to turn out future England players for them? Oooooo! conspiracy ;)[/p][/quote]I think Sammy Lee might've been brought in as Koeman's "yes man", in the same way as Led Reed was obviously Cortese's yes man,in which case,he will just be a benign irritant on the touchline.[/p][/quote]FFS. He is a coach with immense experience at the highest level. Just give the club a chance to recover from the cancer that was Pochettino.[/p][/quote]Roy Hodgson has had experience at the highest level. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

9:45am Tue 1 Jul 14

Jan28th1984 says...

noodlesnewman wrote:
AndyAndrews wrote: So we sell our World Cup players and buy players not good enough for the Cup...
you saw how good englands world cup players were ! awfull much much better abroad i say sign some algerian players , especially thier keeper he was great , looked mean as well a bit of a mr T ... LOL
Yea that beard was a bit scary....
[quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: So we sell our World Cup players and buy players not good enough for the Cup...[/p][/quote]you saw how good englands world cup players were ! awfull much much better abroad i say sign some algerian players , especially thier keeper he was great , looked mean as well a bit of a mr T ... LOL[/p][/quote]Yea that beard was a bit scary.... Jan28th1984
  • Score: 1

9:46am Tue 1 Jul 14

Jan28th1984 says...

"Adam Lallana's move to Liverpool from Southampton stalls - but should still go ahead"

In other words then it hasn't stalled.
What's the matter with you Adam?
"Adam Lallana's move to Liverpool from Southampton stalls - but should still go ahead" In other words then it hasn't stalled. What's the matter with you Adam? Jan28th1984
  • Score: 0

9:57am Tue 1 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Strange thing. I find myself changing my mind so often when it comes to the Board. I like Shaw and Lallana and I was furious at the board letting them leave. But now I am thinking that the money received would be half or a third if these guys were from Serbia, say.

And we just got the English goalkeeping coach on our books.

But I am sure I would change my mind again if Lovren was sold for less than 25 million and (Captain) Morgan for less than 30.
Strange thing. I find myself changing my mind so often when it comes to the Board. I like Shaw and Lallana and I was furious at the board letting them leave. But now I am thinking that the money received would be half or a third if these guys were from Serbia, say. And we just got the English goalkeeping coach on our books. But I am sure I would change my mind again if Lovren was sold for less than 25 million and (Captain) Morgan for less than 30. BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 2

9:58am Tue 1 Jul 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

In the end this is just because Saints are probably delaying the announcement until we have tied up deals our end. Remember Saints will only confirm deals when it is right for the club and it really annoys the press who have been reporting the deal for weeks!

All the players leaving will be replaced and it is an opportunity for Koeman to get in the players who will fit into his style the best. It will be a big season for Academy players too like Targett, Reed, McQueen, Gallagher, Chambers.

The goal of Saints Academy is to develop 2 players each year for the Saints first team. This is the ambition so with Chambers and Gallagher being in and around the squad they will be the ones to step up with Reed and Targett the next 2.
In the end this is just because Saints are probably delaying the announcement until we have tied up deals our end. Remember Saints will only confirm deals when it is right for the club and it really annoys the press who have been reporting the deal for weeks! All the players leaving will be replaced and it is an opportunity for Koeman to get in the players who will fit into his style the best. It will be a big season for Academy players too like Targett, Reed, McQueen, Gallagher, Chambers. The goal of Saints Academy is to develop 2 players each year for the Saints first team. This is the ambition so with Chambers and Gallagher being in and around the squad they will be the ones to step up with Reed and Targett the next 2. allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: 1

10:05am Tue 1 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

Costa Baz says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
St.Gaz wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that are background staff as well as les reed are or have been connected to the FA in some way or another!
dose this mean the FA thinks are club is just here to turn out future England players for them?
Oooooo! conspiracy ;)
I think Sammy Lee might've been brought in as Koeman's "yes man", in the same way as Led Reed was obviously Cortese's yes man,in which case,he will just be a benign irritant on the touchline.
FFS.
He is a coach with immense experience at the highest level.
Just give the club a chance to recover from the cancer that was Pochettino.

Watch your language Timothy. Leave the bile and foul language out or you'll get hounded by the PC Police..Lol
Costa Baz says... Positively4thStreet wrote: St.Gaz wrote: Has anyone else noticed that are background staff as well as les reed are or have been connected to the FA in some way or another! dose this mean the FA thinks are club is just here to turn out future England players for them? Oooooo! conspiracy ;) I think Sammy Lee might've been brought in as Koeman's "yes man", in the same way as Led Reed was obviously Cortese's yes man,in which case,he will just be a benign irritant on the touchline. FFS. He is a coach with immense experience at the highest level. Just give the club a chance to recover from the cancer that was Pochettino. Watch your language Timothy. Leave the bile and foul language out or you'll get hounded by the PC Police..Lol J7junctionseven
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10:09am Tue 1 Jul 14

Confucious says...

Adam was often late getting into the box because it usually took him longer than most players to start to begin to commence to get ready.
Adam was often late getting into the box because it usually took him longer than most players to start to begin to commence to get ready. Confucious
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11:14am Tue 1 Jul 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Confucious wrote:
Adam was often late getting into the box because it usually took him longer than most players to start to begin to commence to get ready.
Yes, but he didn't start to begin to commence to be like that before he played for England.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Adam was often late getting into the box because it usually took him longer than most players to start to begin to commence to get ready.[/p][/quote]Yes, but he didn't start to begin to commence to be like that before he played for England. Strasbourg Saint
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11:17am Tue 1 Jul 14

Shareholder says...

Liverpool have confirmed signing with a picture of Lallana in their shirt in their bootroom. Better start cleaning Gerrard's boots Adam - should make a change from licking his arse.
Liverpool have confirmed signing with a picture of Lallana in their shirt in their bootroom. Better start cleaning Gerrard's boots Adam - should make a change from licking his arse. Shareholder
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2:55pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

A former Saints Captain pulls the England Shirt on the Wide Boys got hold of Him by by Saints !
A former Saints Captain pulls the England Shirt on the Wide Boys got hold of Him by by Saints ! Fatty x Ford Worker
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8:25pm Tue 1 Jul 14

InCortesewetrust says...

search for truth wrote:
LALLANA'S FIRST INTERVIEW AS A LIVERPOOL PLAYER
Shortly after his move was completed, Lallana gave his first interview as a Liverpool player to the club's website. Here's the full transcript:
Adam, welcome to Liverpool Football Club...

Thank you very much. I'm over the moon for it to be sorted. I still can't quite believe it. I just can't wait to get started in pre-season and work with the team.

Can you describe your emotions right now?

Not really, no, it has not sunk in if I'm being honest. I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me; I have been there for the best part of 14 years. 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 .

After spending so much of your life on the south coast, how big a step is this for you?

It's a huge step. Liverpool have got so much history and after the season they had last season, I can't wait to get started and carry on and build on that. Champions League football is back; everyone is telling me that the atmosphere on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Anfield are something special. Lambert is up here already and he has been telling me all about it. It's great that I can continue my career with him as well. That's a special moment.

How much of a help is he going to be now you're both here at Liverpool?

A massive help. I've spent the last four or five years with him. We've had great careers at Southampton and achieved something special, but we're both thoroughly looking forward to the new challenge. It's Rickie's boyhood club and a club I can't wait to be a part of.

Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you...

To start off with...if it's true! There had been a lot of toing and froing and it had been a little bit longer than I'd anticipated, but it's something I'm not quite used to. I'm grateful that Southampton accepted the offer in the end and granted my wish to play at such a fantastic football club, in Champions League football and competing for Premier League titles. I'll probably get back started in pre-season within three weeks. I'll have time to chill out with my family, go on holiday and take a break from it for a week or so. Then I'll come back fully focused on the job in hand.

Who was the first person you spoke to about this move?

Probably my dad, my family and my wife. A lot of my close friends are Southampton fans, but they understand. They understand this is an opportunity that you just can't turn down. At the age I'm at, 26 now, it's just the right step. I'm sure most people will understand my decision.

You've had quite a rise in quite a short space of time - you're now a Liverpool player, you're an England international. Does it seem surreal? Does it sink in, how far you've come?

It doesn't yet. To think, five or six years ago, I was playing in League One. But it's a reality that we've climbed up the leagues and done so well. I'd like to think I'm here on merit, I think I've earned it. I just can't wait to keep improving, playing with world-class players and a lot of England teammates as well, which I'm also looking forward to so much. It's going to be a great new chapter in my life.

Do your ambitions as a player change now that you're at a club like this?

They have to - it's a huge club that wants to win titles again and compete in the Champions League. There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has, but I'm just going to be pushing to do the best I can.

What has the manager , Brendan Rodgers, said to you about how he sees you fitting into his Liverpool?

I can't say I've had that chat in detail yet. But from what I have spoken to him, he seems like a top manager. Everyone compliments him massively and gives him great references. All of the lads at England said that if I did get the chance to work with him then it would help my career in huge ways. So I can't wait to get started working with him.

How do you think your style and your game will complement what he already has here at Liverpool ?

I hope it compliments and I can bring something different to the team. People have said to me that there are similarities in the way Southampton and Liverpool play their football, and I hope that enables me to settle that much easier. I just can't wait to start playing with the world-class players that are here - I'm only going to learn and get better.

Having watched Liverpool from afar and seeing the success Liverpool had last season, how much does that excite you to be part of it going forward ?

Watching the run-in towards the end of last season was unbelievable, not just for myself but everyone involved in football. It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching them, and the style of football they were playing. Deep down, I was thinking to myself: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team. That dream has become a reality now, so I can't wait for that to get started.

You were part of one of the few sides to take points from Liverpool at Anfield. What was that experience like?

It was a great afternoon. Southampton weren't expected to get anything from the game. I remember the game quite well; we won 1-0 and a few fans clapped us off the pitch. It shows what respectful fans Liverpool are and how great the fans are. To be playing for Liverpool now, with them behind me, is another reason why I can't wait to get started.

This is a great moment for you, signing for this football club, but we know it has been a difficult few weeks with England in the World Cup. How do you overcome a disappointment like that to ensure you start your Liverpool career well?

Just keep working even harder. We did suffer disappointment; not just myself, all of the lads are disappointed, the whole country is disappointed. We need to rest now for a couple of weeks, recharge the batteries and then get back to doing what we love, that's playing football. Hopefully we'll have learned a lot from the experience and take what positives we can into the European Championship campaign.

Do you become stronger mentally from experiencing something like that?

Without a shadow of a doubt. I think you can only become stronger mentally. It's a long way from home, in different conditions and a lot of people's first major tournament. So it is good experience. We just have to learn quickly and hopefully improve and get better results next time.

You mentioned spending plenty of time with your new Liverpool teammates while you were over in Brazil. Did you ask them questions about this football club and what it's like to be here?

I did and they were on to me about when it was getting sorted. I was running out of answers in the end because I thought the more I say 'soon' the longer it would take. During the World Cup I was fully focused on just playing for England, but I was eager for it to get sorted once I knew I was coming home. Just so I can switch off and rest and recover for a couple of weeks before we start pre-season.

How much can you still learn from someone like Steven Gerrard? You've had opportunities to spend time with him at international level, but here with your football club now, how much can you still learn from someone like him?

There's no limit to what I can learn playing with him. I grew up watching him. My best mates, he's their legend. For me to be playing alongside him, not just at England but at club level, is quite surreal really. They're always asking me what he's like. He's got that aura around him. But I need to quickly get used to it because I'll be playing with him week in, week out.

You'll make him feel old saying you grew up watching him...

Well, I did, it's just the fact and reality. He's still such a good player and he can go on to play for numerous more years with the quality he possesses.

Your first official game for Liverpool could be against your former club Southampton . What do you anticipate that feeling will be like?

It would have been worse if it was at St Mary's, I'm glad it's at Anfield. But to be lining up against my teammates from last year just had to happen. It's fate. Rickie and I spoke about it, and he said he could have bet his mortgage on it, he knew it was going to happen.

You've experienced Anfield as an opposition player. What will that feeling be like to run out with the home support behind you?

I can't wait to experience it. Everyone says it has got a unique atmosphere; it's a unique ground with a lot of history. I just can't wait to get on the pitch with the fans behind me, rather than just the away fans.

Finally, what is your message to those Liverpool supporters?

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.
Stevie G has got his own personal **** polisher by the sounds of it.
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: LALLANA'S FIRST INTERVIEW AS A LIVERPOOL PLAYER Shortly after his move was completed, Lallana gave his first interview as a Liverpool player to the club's website. Here's the full transcript: Adam, welcome to Liverpool Football Club... Thank you very much. I'm over the moon for it to be sorted. I still can't quite believe it. I just can't wait to get started in pre-season and work with the team. Can you describe your emotions right now? Not really, no, it has not sunk in if I'm being honest. I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me; I have been there for the best part of 14 years. 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 . After spending so much of your life on the south coast, how big a step is this for you? It's a huge step. Liverpool have got so much history and after the season they had last season, I can't wait to get started and carry on and build on that. Champions League football is back; everyone is telling me that the atmosphere on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Anfield are something special. Lambert is up here already and he has been telling me all about it. It's great that I can continue my career with him as well. That's a special moment. How much of a help is he going to be now you're both here at Liverpool? A massive help. I've spent the last four or five years with him. We've had great careers at Southampton and achieved something special, but we're both thoroughly looking forward to the new challenge. It's Rickie's boyhood club and a club I can't wait to be a part of. Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you... To start off with...if it's true! There had been a lot of toing and froing and it had been a little bit longer than I'd anticipated, but it's something I'm not quite used to. I'm grateful that Southampton accepted the offer in the end and granted my wish to play at such a fantastic football club, in Champions League football and competing for Premier League titles. I'll probably get back started in pre-season within three weeks. I'll have time to chill out with my family, go on holiday and take a break from it for a week or so. Then I'll come back fully focused on the job in hand. Who was the first person you spoke to about this move? Probably my dad, my family and my wife. A lot of my close friends are Southampton fans, but they understand. They understand this is an opportunity that you just can't turn down. At the age I'm at, 26 now, it's just the right step. I'm sure most people will understand my decision. You've had quite a rise in quite a short space of time - you're now a Liverpool player, you're an England international. Does it seem surreal? Does it sink in, how far you've come? It doesn't yet. To think, five or six years ago, I was playing in League One. But it's a reality that we've climbed up the leagues and done so well. I'd like to think I'm here on merit, I think I've earned it. I just can't wait to keep improving, playing with world-class players and a lot of England teammates as well, which I'm also looking forward to so much. It's going to be a great new chapter in my life. Do your ambitions as a player change now that you're at a club like this? They have to - it's a huge club that wants to win titles again and compete in the Champions League. There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has, but I'm just going to be pushing to do the best I can. What has the manager , Brendan Rodgers, said to you about how he sees you fitting into his Liverpool? I can't say I've had that chat in detail yet. But from what I have spoken to him, he seems like a top manager. Everyone compliments him massively and gives him great references. All of the lads at England said that if I did get the chance to work with him then it would help my career in huge ways. So I can't wait to get started working with him. How do you think your style and your game will complement what he already has here at Liverpool ? I hope it compliments and I can bring something different to the team. People have said to me that there are similarities in the way Southampton and Liverpool play their football, and I hope that enables me to settle that much easier. I just can't wait to start playing with the world-class players that are here - I'm only going to learn and get better. Having watched Liverpool from afar and seeing the success Liverpool had last season, how much does that excite you to be part of it going forward ? Watching the run-in towards the end of last season was unbelievable, not just for myself but everyone involved in football. It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching them, and the style of football they were playing. Deep down, I was thinking to myself: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team. That dream has become a reality now, so I can't wait for that to get started. You were part of one of the few sides to take points from Liverpool at Anfield. What was that experience like? It was a great afternoon. Southampton weren't expected to get anything from the game. I remember the game quite well; we won 1-0 and a few fans clapped us off the pitch. It shows what respectful fans Liverpool are and how great the fans are. To be playing for Liverpool now, with them behind me, is another reason why I can't wait to get started. This is a great moment for you, signing for this football club, but we know it has been a difficult few weeks with England in the World Cup. How do you overcome a disappointment like that to ensure you start your Liverpool career well? Just keep working even harder. We did suffer disappointment; not just myself, all of the lads are disappointed, the whole country is disappointed. We need to rest now for a couple of weeks, recharge the batteries and then get back to doing what we love, that's playing football. Hopefully we'll have learned a lot from the experience and take what positives we can into the European Championship campaign. Do you become stronger mentally from experiencing something like that? Without a shadow of a doubt. I think you can only become stronger mentally. It's a long way from home, in different conditions and a lot of people's first major tournament. So it is good experience. We just have to learn quickly and hopefully improve and get better results next time. You mentioned spending plenty of time with your new Liverpool teammates while you were over in Brazil. Did you ask them questions about this football club and what it's like to be here? I did and they were on to me about when it was getting sorted. I was running out of answers in the end because I thought the more I say 'soon' the longer it would take. During the World Cup I was fully focused on just playing for England, but I was eager for it to get sorted once I knew I was coming home. Just so I can switch off and rest and recover for a couple of weeks before we start pre-season. How much can you still learn from someone like Steven Gerrard? You've had opportunities to spend time with him at international level, but here with your football club now, how much can you still learn from someone like him? There's no limit to what I can learn playing with him. I grew up watching him. My best mates, he's their legend. For me to be playing alongside him, not just at England but at club level, is quite surreal really. They're always asking me what he's like. He's got that aura around him. But I need to quickly get used to it because I'll be playing with him week in, week out. You'll make him feel old saying you grew up watching him... Well, I did, it's just the fact and reality. He's still such a good player and he can go on to play for numerous more years with the quality he possesses. Your first official game for Liverpool could be against your former club Southampton . What do you anticipate that feeling will be like? It would have been worse if it was at St Mary's, I'm glad it's at Anfield. But to be lining up against my teammates from last year just had to happen. It's fate. Rickie and I spoke about it, and he said he could have bet his mortgage on it, he knew it was going to happen. You've experienced Anfield as an opposition player. What will that feeling be like to run out with the home support behind you? I can't wait to experience it. Everyone says it has got a unique atmosphere; it's a unique ground with a lot of history. I just can't wait to get on the pitch with the fans behind me, rather than just the away fans. Finally, what is your message to those Liverpool supporters? 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.[/p][/quote]Stevie G has got his own personal **** polisher by the sounds of it. InCortesewetrust
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