Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refuses to put Adam Lallana’s transfer to new club at risk

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Lallana will soon be a free agent (Picture: Getty)

Jurgen Klopp has suggested Adam Lallana will not play for Liverpool again with the midfielder set to leave the club at the end of the season.

Lallana’s contract expired in July, but the Englishman signed a short-term deal to ensure he could see out the rescheduled 2019/20 season with Liverpool.

The 32-year-old has attracted transfer interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester City, but Klopp is yet to name Lallana in any of his squads so far.

Klopp was quizzed about his plans for Lallana and the German coach suggested he won’t play again for Liverpool.

‘It is clear Adam will leave the club in the summer,’ said Klopp.

‘I miss already everything about him — and in this moment he is still here! He is an outstanding player, one of the most influential in training I have ever had in my life.

‘He is an incredible professional. He is so fit. Now we have a difficult situation but I will respect Adam.’

Klopp has selected Lallana yet (Picture: Getty)

‘There were a lot of discussions about players without contracts — with him there was not even a discussion,’ Klopp added.

‘It was clear Adam would extend his contract until the end of the season but we will not put any risk on his future.

‘He is one of the most important players since I came here. I wish him only the best.

‘He is already a legend here, so he can become a legend somewhere else.’

Liverpool have five games left to play and are aiming to cap off their Premier League title triumph by setting a new points tally record.

The Reds take on Brighton on Wednesday evening, before finishing the season with games against Burnely, Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle.

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