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Adam Lallana will try to push through a move to Liverpool now that his World Cup dream with England is over.
Roy Hodgson's side will be returning home from Brazil after Tuesday's match against Costa Rica and the Southampton midfielder will have to reiterate to club officials at St Mary's that he wants to call time on his Saints career.
Given his long association with the south coast club who he has been with since he was 12, the 26-year-old is reluctant to hand in a formal transfer request but the current impasse between his current employers and the Reds over a fee may ensure he has to force the issue.
Liverpool have had an improved offer of £25million for Lallana rejected by Saints who are playing hardball over their most prized asset given that his former club Bournemouth would receive 25 per cent of any fee.
Although publicly Lallana does not want his 14-year spell with Southampton to end bitterly, privately he believes that the time is right in his career to move on and despite being a childhood Evertonian he would be keen to discuss a move to Anfield.
The two clubs have already done business this summer when the Reds purchased Rickie Lambert for £4million but a further complication could be Brendan Rodgers' pursuit of another of Lallana's teammates, Croatian defender Dejan Lovren who is now a £15million target for Tottenham.