Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

15.27 22 Jul 2020


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Adam Lallana has been included in Liverpool's matchday squad for their final home game of the season against Chelsea. 

The 32-year old is leaving the Premier League champions as a free agent after six seasons with the club.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claimed before the league's restart that Lallana had played his final game for the club.

The £25million signing from Southampton was not to be risked as he was attempting to find a final club.

But Klopp's confirmed that Lallana will be among their squad of 20 for the visit of Chelsea to Anfield ahead of their presentation with the Premier League trophy.

"He will be in the squad, 100 per cent," Klopp told LiverpoolFC.com.

Lallana's played 22 games in all competitions for Liverpool this season, with his only goal salvaging a vital point away to Manchester United way back in October.

"That’s the good thing in my job that I can decide that and it was 100 per cent clear that it will happen tonight," Klopp added.

“I want him to be there in the full kit and feel how important he is and was for us during my five years of being here now.

“Each day together with him was a joy, to be honest. Working together with somebody who loves football that much and throws his heart and soul into each session was new to me.

“Honestly, we have a few players like this – but Adam is exceptional because usually when you are skilled like he is, it’s often the case that you lack a little bit of attitude.

“The mix he brings here is really special.

“He was so important and so that’s why it was 100 per cent clear he would be in the squad tonight and I am happy we can do that.”


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