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Leicester City In Pole Position To Sign This Liverpool Star: A Wise Choice By Brendan Rodgers?

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Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

According to Dominic King of the Daily Mail, Leicester City are in pole position in the pursuit of Adam Lallana. The Liverpool midfielder is expected to leave the club in the summer, with his contract set to expire at the end of this month. Lallana has been training with the Liverpool team, but manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that he will not select him for the first-team.

Leicester City’s woes in the midfield department

Leicester City’s dip in form this year has been quite evident, especially since the restart. The Foxes, who were comfortably sitting in third place during the first half of the campaign, have now won only one of their last six matches.

Much of their struggles have to do with a loss of identity and the lack of form, especially in the midfield department. Last season’s star performer Youri Tielemans, in particular, has not been able to replicate his performances so far this year. Indeed, the Belgian has often looked complacent, lacking the sharpness and the aggression that was quite evident in the previous campaign.

Dennis Praet has been used as an alternative in that specific number eight slot. But, the ex-RSC Anderlecht whizkid hasn’t featured in enough games to actually make a difference this campaign.

Although Adrien Silva has finally returned from his loan spell at AS Monaco, Leicester City do indeed need reinforcements in the creative midfield department, especially if they are to utilise the quality of James Maddison in a more advanced role.

Leicester City are in pole position in the pursuit of Adam Lallana - He has endured a tough time at Liverpool.
Liverpool’s English midfielder Adam Lallana reacts after a missed chance during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on January 21, 2017. (ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Adam Lallana the right option for Leicester?

Lallana is among one of Liverpool’s most experienced players, in the current roster. Yet, the English international has not quite been able to establish himself as a first-team regular at Anfield. In fact, he has barely featured consistently under Klopp in any of the past four seasons.

It is needless to say that Lallana will not be instilled as a first-team member of the Leicester City unit. However, he has the experience of working under Brendan Rodgers. In fact, it was he who brought Lallana from Southampton back in 2014 and their excellent relationship, therefore, could help the player thrive at Leicester City.

In addition to this relationship, Lallana also has loads of experience at the highest level of football and has won 34 caps for the English national team. It should be useful for a Leicester City side which is looking to grow under Rodgers and eventually become a giant in English football.

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