As the month of May came to a close, Southampton saw speculation return when it came to former Academy graduate Adam Lallana and a possible return home from Liverpool.
The 31-year-old left St Mary’s Stadium in less than ideal circumstances and there are those in the fanbase who simply cannot forgive his actions and words at the time – others are more forgiving and with the rumour mill featuring his name pretty heavily once again, they saw sense in a return given what he could bring to manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
The player himself has now spoken about his future ahead of the coming 2019/20 campaign and he’s quoted by the Mirror as ruling out a departure from Anfield this summer as he intends to stay and fight for his place.
“Yeah. Absolutely no question about it. I couldn’t be happier here, winning Champions Leagues. I know my ability and I know what I can give. And the gaffer and his staff and the recruitment guys have all made it clear they know I have a big part to play with what’s to come next, so I’m buzzing with that. No question my future is here and I can’t wait for what’s next.”
So we can park this piece of speculation again, at least until later in the window where it will no doubt appear again and then definitely next January if a new deal isn’t signed given he only has 12 months left on his deal I believe.