Noel Whelan has suggested to Football Insider that Adam Lallana could leave Liverpool in the January transfer window.
Lallana has been on the books of Liverpool since the summer of 2014 when he joined from Premier League rivals Southampton for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £25 million.
According to Transfermarkt.co.uk, the 31-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the Reds in the summer of 2020.
Former Leeds United and Derby County striker Whelan, who now works as a pundit for BBC Radio Leeds, believes that if Lallana does not sign a new contract by January, then he will be sold by Liverpool.
Whelan told Football Insider about Lallana when asked if he should be offered a new contract: “I think come January if he hasn’t signed a new contract, you won’t be seeing him at the football club next year.
“Look, he’s a fantastic player they won’t be a shortage of clubs who will take him on, but it won’t be one of the top-four probably.
“One of the middling clubs will take the chance on him as I think it’s a different level of midfielder Liverpool are looking to get in at the club, due to the Champions League success and how close they came to the Premier League.
“I think it may just be a bit too much for Lallana now to push himself into the first-team.”
Liverpool exit for Adam Lallana?
Lallana is a very good midfielder, but the England international has had injury concerns during his time at Anfield.
The 31-year-old is a squad player at the Merseyside outfit, and it is hard to see the former Southampton star establish himself in manager Jurgen Klopp’s starting lineup anytime soon.
A move away from Liverpool in January would make sense for Lallana.