Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana has signed a long term contract with LiverpoolReuters

Liverpool have announced the signing of Adam Lallana from Southampton, for a reported fee of £25m.

The 26-year-old midfielder has penned a long term deal with the Reds, after successfully completing his medical at the club.

"Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Adam Lallana from Southampton.The 26-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Reds after passing a medical at Melwood," read a statement on the club's official website.

The midfielder, who was included in the England squad for the 2014 World Cup, expressed his delight at having signed with the Merseyside club.

"I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool. I'm quite humbled and I just can't wait to get started," Lallana told the Liverpool website.

"Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I'm here. I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I'm here, because that's why I'm here - for success," he added.

Lallana, who has become Liverpool's second signing this summer after Rickie Lambert (also from Southampton), will reportedly don the number 20 shirt at Anfield next season.

A product of Southampton's academy, Lallana, who has made 250 appearances for the Saints, was included in the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League Team of the Year, following his impressive performances for the club last season.

Meanwhile, Luis Suarez may be on his way to Barcelona this summer, after Liverpool's former director of football Damien Comolli stated that the Uruguay striker has always dreamt of playing in La Liga.

Although the 26-year-old had pledged his future to Liverpool by signing a new long term contract in December, the Reds may now be willing to let him go, following his unacceptable behaviour at the 2014 World Cup.

The former Ajax man was slapped with a nine-match international suspension as well as a four-month ban from all football-related activities, after being found guilty of biting Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's final Group D clash against Italy.

Many feel that Suarez's recent public apology may be nothing but an attempt to secure his move to Barcelona.

And now Comolli has put Suarez's Liverpool in further doubt, by stating that he has always dreamt of playing in Spain.

"Speaking to Luis before, and during, the World Cup, he's always said he is very happy at Liverpool," Comolli told Talksport. "But, during our time together at Anfield, he told me that his dream is to play in Spain at one point in his career, especially at Barcelona or Real Madrid."

"His wife's family live in Spain, he's in Barcelona every time he gets a couple of days off and has a house there. I've always thought in my mind, and I told [former manager] Kenny Dalglish at the time, that, if either of the big Spanish two came in and tried to get him, Liverpool would have a hard time to try and keep him."