Lallana, is actually from St Albans in Hertfordshire, but having spent a few years on the books of Bournemouth, joined their next door neighbours at 12, eventually becoming a pivotal figure in their rise from League One to the Premier League.
The 28-year-old had already made his England debut before he joined Liverpool, but it was not until he was at Anfield that he became a regular in the starting XI.
It was far from plain sailing though with Lallana struggling in his debut season for the Reds under Brendan Rodgers.
There were glimpses of his potential with a Kop side that had gone from title challengers to struggling to make Europe.
Questions were even asked about his fitness as he only played 90 minutes in six of his first 27 Premier League appearances.