Adam Lallana's career timeline

Have a look at the path our new signing took ahead of putting pen-to-paper on his contract with the Albion.

By Bruce Talbot • 27 July 2020

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Adam Lallana joins the Seagulls after winning the Premier League and Champions League with Liverpool.

1988: Born in St Albans on 10th May. He moved to Bournemouth aged 5.

2000: Spotted in Bournemouth’s Centre of Excellence, he joined Southampton’s Academy set-up aged 12.

2006: Made his first team debut in a League Cup tie against Yeovil Town which Southampton won 5-2. Made his League debut aged 18 three days later in a 1-1 draw against Fulham at St Mary’s.

2007: Joins Bournemouth on loan, making his debut in a 1-0 win at Bristol Rovers in the EFL Trophy. Lallana went on to play three more games for the Cherries before returning to Southampton.

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Lallana in action for Southampton during the early days of his career.

2008: Scores his first Southampton goal in a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion. In August, he signs a new three-year contract.

2010: Becomes the first Southampton midfielder since Matt Le Tissier in 1995 to score 20 goals in a season.

2011: Makes his 150th Southampton start in a 1-1 draw against Portsmouth.

2012: Finishes the 2011/12 season with 13 goals and is named in the Championship team of the season after helping Southampton win promotion to the Premier League. Called into the England senior squad for the first time, having played for the under-18s, 19s and 21s.

Captains Southampton on their return to the top-flight and scores his first Premier League goal against West Ham United.

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Adam Lallana captaining Southampton in the Premier League ahead of his move to Liverpool.

2013: Signs a new five-year contract and scores his 50th career goal against Reading. In November, he makes his England debut in a friendly against Chile at Wembley.

2014: Named in England’s World Cup squad in Brazil, he plays in all three group games before England are knocked out.

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Adam Lallana speaks to Gareth Southgate ahead of coming on for England.

2015: Joins Liverpool in a £25m deal and makes his debut against Aston Villa at Anfield in September.

2016: Starts in Liverpool’s Europa League final against Seville, which ends in a 3-1 defeat. Scores his first England goal in a 1-0 win against Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier and a few weeks later gets his first international goal at home in a 3-0 win over Scotland at Wembley.

2018: Comes on as a substitute for Mo Salah in the Champions League final against Real Madrid, which Liverpool lost 3-1.  In September, scores the last of his 22 Liverpool goals in the Premier League draw against Manchester United. Wins the last of his 34 England caps in a friendly against Italy in a 1-1 draw.

2020: Makes the last of his 178 Liverpool appearances in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth in March.

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Lallana after scoring against Manchester United earlier on this campaign.