Liverpool are preparing a sensational £40million DOUBLE swoop for Southampton stars Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren.

The Anfield giants' manager Brendan Rodgers wants to make the Saints an offer they can't refuse for the duo... and a massive statement of intent for next season, when the five-times winners return to the Champions League/European Cup.

Midfielder Lallana already looks Kop-bound, after indicating the Reds are the only club he's interested in joining despite offers from Manchester United and Tottenham.

And - as we reported back in March - Reds manager Rodgers is determined to make it a St Mary's double, by offering the same amount for centre-back Lovren, who was one of the Premier League hits of the season in his debut campaign.