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10 Premier League stars that grew up supporting rival English clubs

Rohith Nair
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Modified 01 Nov 2017, 20:28 IST
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#2 Adam Lallana: Everton

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Adam Lallana grew up supporting Everton

The Merseyside Derby is one of the fiercest rivalries in England even though the balance of power has always been on the red side. Liverpool and Everton are located just a mile apart with Stanley Park separating the two historic clubs.

And Liverpool star Adam Lallana grew up supporting Everton all thanks to his father who watched the Toffees in their heyday when they won two league titles, an FA Cup, and a European Cup Winners' cup in the mid '80s.

"I have a confession. It was Everton because my dad supported them. I'm a Red now though.
"When I was supporting them Everton always seemed to be fighting relegation. I seem to remember there were a lot of tears!"

Indeed, there were many seasons where the Toffees finished in the lower half of the table, perilously close to the relegation zone on a few occasions.

However, Lallana would make a name for himself on the south coast at Southampton and Bournemouth before making a £25m move to Anfield.

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Published 01 Nov 2017, 20:28 IST
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