Time for goodbye – Liverpool offloading their £7m-a-season star would be ideal for all parties

Why Liverpool would be wise to offload Adam Lallana

According to Daily Mirror, Liverpool outcast Adam Lallana is being targeted by French champions Paris Saint-Germain as a replacement for their outbound striker Edinson Cavani.

The attacking midfielder, whose contract with the Reds will end next summer, has been struggling with injuries of late and has seen himself fall down the pecking order under current boss Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana.
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana. (Getty Images)

The former England international has made just 8 appearances this season, with five of them coming in the Premier League, two in the Carabao Cup and one in the Community Shield final against Manchester City.

PSG, meanwhile, are interested to make a move for Lallana to replace Uruguayan striker Cavani, who looks set for a move to Major Soccer League side Los Angeles Galaxy.

The £7million-a-season player is clearly surplus to requirements at Anfield right now.

His potential move to Paris could help them reduce their wage bill, thereby allowing them to continue pursuing other targets for the upcoming windows.

Lallana, 31, has been struggling with injuries over the last two years and in that time, he has made just 32 appearances.

Adam Lallana in action for Liverpool.
Adam Lallana in action for Liverpool. (Getty Images)

Since joining from Southampton in 2014, however, Lallana has made a total of 164 appearances for the European champions, scoring 22 times and providing 21 assists.

With Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane firing on all cylinders, Lallana has often had to battle for a starting place.

Also, consistent displays from Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner in the middle of the park has often left Lallana out of the picture.

The Reds midfielder last scored a goal for his side earlier this season in their 1-1 draw against familiar foes Manchester United.

It was his first goal in three years since scoring in the 2016-17 season. The goal helped Liverpool equalize against their old rivals after Marcus Rashford’s strike had put United ahead in the first half.   

Liverpool defensive midfielder Fabinho.
Liverpool defensive midfielder Fabinho. (Getty Images)

A possible shift to France would do a world of good for Lallana, who would have a chance to reignite his career after being on the sidelines for so long.

Verdict

With such quality in their squad, it would be unwise for the Reds to keep a player, who is already past his prime.

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Allowing Lallana to go sooner rather than later would fetch them some money, which they could make use of in the upcoming transfer windows. Hence, if a possible deal goes through, Liverpool should let Lallana leave.

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Written by Siddharth Suresh

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