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Southampton's claim that they will not be forced into selling Adam Lallana has not put off Liverpool, according to reports.
The Reds have made at least two offers for the England playmaker but have not yet met Saints' asking price for the 26-year-old, which is said to be £30million.
The south coast outfit claimed this week that they would not be forced into selling Lallana, despite the player privately making it clear he wants to join Liverpool, and they urged him to stay following the appointment of Ronald Koeman as new boss.
Saints also say Lallana will not leave on the cheap and anyone wanting to sign him will have to meet their valuation.
Liverpool remain confident they can conclude a deal after the World Cup and will be able offer Saints a suitable package with potential add-ons to secure him ahead of next season.
Boss Brendan Rodgers had initially hoped to land Lallana before he jetted out to Brazil with England but that failed to materialise and he has made enquiries over Bayern Munich youngster Xherdan Shaqiri as a possible alternative should he fail to land the Saints man.