International Soccer

Lallana completes Liverpool switch

Liverpool, England ( - England international midfielder Adam Lallana has completed a move to Liverpool, the Merseyside club confirmed on Tuesday.

Lallana joins Liverpool from Southampton on a new long-term deal for a transfer fee believed to be 25 million pounds.

Lallana made 250 appearances during his time at Southampton, becoming club captain in 2012, and hopes to play a key role as the Reds pursue silverware next season.

"I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool," he told the club's official website. "I'm quite humbled and I just can't wait to get started.

"Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I'm here. I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I'm here, because that's why I'm here - for success."

The 26-year-old becomes Liverpool's third signing of the summer, joining Southampton teammate Rickie Lambert and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.

"We are delighted to have secured the services of one of the Premier League's top talents in signing Adam Lallana," said Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

"He has leadership skills and personal qualities that make him a special commodity and I am delighted we have acted decisively to make sure he is wearing a Liverpool shirt next season."

07/01 11:52:13 ET

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