Belfast Telegraph

Lallana is humbled by new Liverpool deal

By Carl Markham

England international Adam Lallana has extended his stay at Liverpool after the club announced yesterday that he had signed a new contract.

The England midfielder has agreed a new £110,000-a-week three-year deal - effective from this summer - with the option of a further 12 months.

The new deal is reward for some impressive performances from Lallana in arguably his best season since moving to Anfield in 2014. The 28-year-old joined the Reds from Southampton, where he had come through the ranks, and said he was "humbled" by the new contract.

"I'm very proud and feel quite humbled by the show of faith from the club and the manager in particular," he said.

"Signing for a club like Liverpool is obviously a big thing - but to re-sign shows you've 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."

Lallana has scored 20 goals in 117 Liverpool appearances to date and follows Philippe Coutinho, who in January signed a new contract to become the club's highest-paid player in committing his long-term future.

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