Mauricio Pochettino has privately told Adam Lallana that he should think about leaving Liverpool for the good of his career, according to reports.
The 31-year-old has started just six games in all competitions this season, with injuries taking their toll and Jurgen Klopp’s midfield reinforcements knocking him down the pecking order.
Lallana could still feature in his second consecutive Champions League final with Liverpool next month due to a UEFA rule change, but might leave at the end of the season to pursue regular football.
And Football Insider say a Tottenham club source claims that Pochettino ‘told him not to waste the last years of a career’ by staying at Liverpool.
Lallana has previously said that he would “love to work with him again” but there is little chance of the midfielder moving to Spurs this summer, with the club looking to sign younger players.
Danny Mills recently told Football Insider that Lallana “would be perfect” for Manchester City despite there being no indication of interest.
“You almost forget about him but he is very gifted and a talented footballer,” Mills said.
“I would almost say he more fits the Man City style, he’d be perfect for them with his short, darting runs and clever runs in behind.
“As you start to get older, you realise you are not invincible and your career is not going to go on forever. Liverpool will definitely want to keep him but it might come down to him wanting to reignite his career.
“If that’s the case, he’s going to go. He’s such a good player he won’t be short of interested clubs.”