Liverpool attacker Adam Lallana has reiterated his desire to stay at Anfield despite heightened rumours of interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool's form this season has been a mixed bag as though the club have underperformed and underwhelmed in the Premier League, manager Jurgen Klopp could be one day away from surpassing expectations and landing a Europa League title in his debut season.
Lallana has been a key reason for the club's involvement in the final on Wednesday, May 17, thanks to his five star performance against Villarreal in the second leg of a thrilling semi-final.
Lallana has dazzled at various points in the campaign, with particularly noteworthy displays against Manchester City, Manchester United, Norwich City, Bordeaux and Bournemouth.
Should the Englishman produce those kinds of performances on a consistent basis then he would undoubtedly become the first name on Klopp's team-sheet and one of the finest players in the division.
However, for every City or United masterclass, there's been a miserable outing - like his flop appearances at Watford, West Ham United and Everton.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has long been searching for reinforcements in his forward department and Lallana could play to the side of primary striker Harry Kane, or just behind.
Spurs will have to look elsewhere as, while Klopp's in charge of the red half of Merseyside, Lallana appears content at Anfield, telling Sky Sports: "I've got three years left on my contract… and I'm really enjoying my football under this manager."
On his previous mentor at Southampton, he added: "I have always had a good relationship with Pochettino. I am delighted he has had a very good season and I wanted him to win the league. But it is going to be very difficult [to leave Liverpool].
"I am at a massive club here and playing some of my best football for the club, getting to cup finals; it is definitely just speculation."
Lallana, who has seven goals and seven assists in 48 outings in all competitions this season, is contractually-bound to the club untiil 2019.