Adam Lallana has signed a new three-year deal at Liverpool, which includes the option of a further 12 months and will see him earn in the region of £110,000 a week.
The proposal deservedly places the 28-year-old among the club’s best-paid players, and reflects his importance to Jurgen Klopp’s long-term vision at Anfield.
The attacking midfielder has often been used as a reference point for his effort and leadership by the Reds boss.
Having made the switch from Southampton in the summer of 2014, Lallana has established himself as a crucial element to Liverpool both on and off the pitch.
The England international’s seven Premier League strikes coupled with the same number of assists has him just one behind Sadio Mane in goal involvement for the club this season.
Lallana, who has amassed 117 appearances for the Reds, is enthused by spending the rest of his prime years on Merseyside.
“I’m very proud and feel quite humbled by the show of faith from the club and the manager in particular,” he told Liverpool’s official website.
“Signing for a club like Liverpool is obviously a big thing – but to re-sign shows you’ve obviously contributed enough that the people who make the decisions want you to stay longer.
“This is a really good place to be at the moment and, for a player who wants to be part of something special, I can’t think of a better club to commit your future to.
“We have a brilliant squad of players who are only going to get better the longer we are together. We have a world-class manager and coaching staff.
“And because it’s Liverpool there is that added X-factor of the supporters and what success would mean to them when we achieve it here. I’m just delighted that I’m going to be part of it for even longer.”
Klopp added: “This is fantastic news for the club because Adam is a great player and an even better person. I am so pleased that we will spend more time together now and have this common future with LFC trying to be successful here.
“Adam is a natural leader and is so, so important within our team and also in the dressing room. Maybe on the outside his leadership is not seen as much as we see it each and every day at Melwood in everything he does.
“What I think is most exciting about this news is that this player is only just arriving at his peak. He has his very best years ahead of him and they will be at LFC. He is in fantastic shape and his passion for football is as high as I have seen in a player – you not only see that out on the pitch in matches, but also in training here at Melwood.
“People talk about his progression and his improvement in the last 18 months, but for me he has shown this quality since my first day at Liverpool.
“He has a world-class attitude to go with outstanding ability: that’s not a bad combination!
“Our younger players will now be able to benefit from watching, listening and learning from him for an even longer period because he sets the perfect example each and every day.”