Former Manchester City defender Danny Mills has claimed that out-of-favour Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana would be ‘perfect’ for Pep Guardiola’s side next season.
The 31-year-old is expected to depart the club over the summer, ending his five-year association with the club.
Lallana has been linked with a return to Southampton recently, the club he spent eight professional years with before making the move to Anfield in 2014.
The experienced midfielder made over senior 250 appearances for Southampton, leading the Saints from League One to the Premier League in a remarkable three-year spell.
However, Mills, who spent five years at Manchester City, believes the Englishman could be an ideal signing for Guardiola.
Talking to Football Insider, cited by talkSPORT, Mills said:
You almost forget about him but he is very gifted and a talented footballer.
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.
The midfielder has featured in 16 Reds appearances this season and has suffered from a number of injuries during his Liverpool career, so the club may look to cash in on the playmaker over the summer.
Four more likely Liverpool departures this summer
Belgian keeper Mignolet is seeking a move away from Anfield as he looks to gain regular first-team action at the age of 31.
Right-back Clyne joined Bournemouth on loan back in January and looks set to leave Merseyside on a permanent basis over the summer.
Left-back Moreno is out of contract next month and looks extremely likely to head back to Spain in the summer.
Sturridge is also a free agent next month and looks set to leave Anfield after failing to earn a new deal.