The offer is there – but Adam Lallana will take his time before deciding whether he fancies coaching as a career path.

Technical director Dan Ashworth told the Liverpool star the chance to try his hand off the pitch is available when as they discussed a move south.

Lallana, 32, said: “Dan make it clear they offer a player-to-coach transition and I think that is very evident in what Bruno has done over the last couple of years.

“I am very fortunate to have a lot of experience and to have worked with the very best.

“I hope I am able to share that knowledge and experience over the next three years playing at Brighton.

“I’ve really enjoyed mentoring the young lads at Liverpool over the last couple of years. I’ve found that very rewarding.

“I’m not saying I want to become a coach because I don’t need to make that decision at the minute.

“I’ve still got a lot to give for the next two or three years as a player and maybe even more.

“But, knowing that is available, I think over the next three years I’ll find out myself, naturally.

“There is no point in forcing anything.

“You will come to that stage in your career where you’re a bit more mature, you start looking towards the next five or ten years, your short or medium term future.”