June 30 (Reuters) - Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday the arrival of England midfielder Adam Lallana on a long-term deal from fellow Premier League side Southampton.
No transfer fee was announced but British media reports say Liverpool paid around 25 million pounds ($42.54 million) for the 26-year-old, a member of the England side who failed to progress to the second round of the World Cup in Brazil.
"It's a huge step. Liverpool have got so much history and after the season they had last season, I can't wait to get started and carry on and build on that," Lallana said on the club website (www.liverpoolfc.com).
($1 = 0.5877 British Pounds) (Editing by Julien Pretot)