Adam Lallana hopes to stay at Liverpool amid Spurs rumours

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Adam Lallana has dismissed rumours he will leave Liverpool this summer and insists he is thriving under Jurgen Klopp's management. 

Lallana has been linked with a move to Tottenham to link up with boss Mauricio Pochettino, whom he played under during his time at Southampton. 

While his career at Anfield has not always been easy, he has enjoyed a sudden revival since Klopp took charge, and now sees himself staying for the duration of his contract. 


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Pochettino won't tempt Lallana 

"I've got three years left on my contract here", he told the Liverpool Echo

“I’ve always had a good relationship with Pochettino. We are very good friends off the pitch now. But it would be very difficult (to leave).

Pochettino is looking to boost Tottenham's midfield ahead of a tough campaign next season, which will see them attempt to retain their place in the top four, play Champions League football, and even mount try and push for the title. 

Yet, that is not enough to tempt Lallana, who insists he is content on Merseyside. 

“I am at a massive club here and playing some of my best football for the club, getting to cup finals”, he said. 

Another final awaits 

Liverpool face Sevilla in Wednesday's Europa League final hoping to improve on their fortunes in February when they missed out on Capital One Cup silverware at Wembley to Manchester City on penalties. 

Lallana has been rewarded for his resurgence by Roy Hodgson, who has named the Reds midfielder in the provisional England squad for this summer's Euros. 

He faces tough competition to start in France, but he credits Klopp for greatly improving his chances by making him the player he is. 

Fresh start

“I wouldn’t say Jurgen’s got inside our heads or he’s some kind of psychologist. But it was a fresh start for everyone when he came in", he said. 

It is fair to say he was not Liverpool's most popular player when he signed for £25million, as he initially struggled to live up to that price tag. Under Klopp, though, his mentality has improved. He also fits in the German's system more naturally than he did under predecessor Brendan Rodgers. 

“People speak about the hugs he seems to give everyone but sometimes that can mean a lot to a player. It can make you feel wanted and shows he appreciates the hard work you have just put into a game.”

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