Adam Lallana revealed how his remaining few days at Liverpool had been very emotional earlier than he accomplished a transfer to Brighton.
The 32-year-old left the Premier League champions on a free switch following the conclusion of the 2019/20 marketing campaign.
It ended a six-year keep at Liverpool as he’s now set to start a brand new chapter on the south coast.
Lallana paid a tearful tribute to captain Jordan Henderson when he was named because the Soccer Writers’ Affiliation Participant of the Yr and defined the way it has been a whirlwind few days.
He instructed talkSPORT: “It’s clearly very obvious that we’re finest mates and our wives are finest mates, our children are finest pals and go to the identical colleges. In order an entire bundle it was an emotional few days final week.
“I feel from profitable the Premier League on the Wednesday night time to Thursday and having my final day on Friday, they had been three troublesome emotional days.
“I didn’t need to maintain something in or block something in. I felt like I acquired all my emotion out. As quickly as Saturday arrived and Sunday got here and I knew I used to be heading down for my medical on Monday, I used to be so prepared for my subsequent problem.
“Every little thing was Brighton this and Brighton that. I do know it sounds fairly blunt to place a line beneath Liverpool however it’s. I felt like I handled leaving Liverpool and need to make that transition over to Brighton.
“I felt like I’ve accomplished that in addition to potential.
“Me and Jordan will keep up a correspondence eternally. Greatest mates. I’ll need to introduce him to the south coast so once we are each retired perhaps he’ll have a bit place down there, who is aware of.”
Brighton introduced the signing of Lallana on Monday the place he signed a three-year contract with the membership.
The attacking midfielder defined why he selected to hitch the Seagulls.
He added: “For me in my life now, if you already know me as an individual, I don’t assume I’m ever in my consolation zone. I’m at all times seeking to push myself and enhance myself.
“One factor I’ve learnt during the last yr is that there is no such thing as a restrict to no matter you need to obtain. You may at all times higher your self on a regular basis. I’ve seen the most effective gamers on the earth residing with that angle.
“Individuals would possibly see it as a courageous transfer however I see it as a really calculated however good transfer. The proper match. It is going to most likely go down as an enormous signing for Brighton however I don’t see it as that. I see it as an enormous transfer for myself coming to a improbable membership with large ambition. I’m trying ahead to being a part of an awesome journey that lies forward.
“I see the qualities of Brighton. I’ve seen the infrastructure. I’ve spoken to the supervisor. Spoken with the chairman and Dan Ashworth, the technical director. There’s a plan there and a imaginative and prescient and a mission.
“I’m so excited to be a part of that. Add to what they’ve already acquired and hopefully enhance each side. Willingness to study and maintain enhancing as a participant and individual and I feel we are able to obtain good issues shifting ahead.”