England star wants to “keep progressing” with Southampton.
Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana has hinted that he is prepared to snub a summer move to Liverpool.
Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to strengthen his squad ahead of the Merseysiders’ first Champions League campaign in five seasons, and Lallana has reportedly been identified as a top transfer target.
However, after being named as Southampton’s player of the year, the 25-year-old told reporters that he is keen to “keep progressing with the club”.
Lallana, who has made 234 league appearances, in three different divisions, for the Saints, is quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying: “The club means the world to me.
“I’ve been here since I was 12 and I want to keep progressing with the club.
“I’ve got a great relationship with the fans. We’ve been on a journey, and this [award] is the icing on the cake.”
Lallana, who made his Southampton debut in August 2006, has four years left to run on his current contract at St Mary’s Stadium.
He has been capped three times by England at senior international level and is widely expected to be part of Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.