Klopp Confirms Fresh Injury Blow With Star Set To Miss Next 3 Matches
Liverpool have suffered a fresh injury blow after Jurgen Klopp confirmed that a Reds midfielder is set to miss the next ‘two to three’ games with a groin injury
Liverpool have suffered a fresh injury blow after Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Adam Lallana is set to miss the next ‘two to three’ games with a groin injury, according the Liverpool Echo.
Lallana suffered the injury while away on international duty with England last week with the Reds midfielder forced off not long after giving Gareth Southgate’s side the lead during the first half of an eventual 2-2 draw with Spain at Wembley.
Klopp suggested at his pre-match press conference on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s trip to Southampton that the injury wasn’t serious and there was still a chance Lallana could face his former side.
However, the 28-year-old had the groin problem assessed at Melwood on Friday and didn’t travel to St Mary’s ahead of Liverpool’s frustrating 0-0 draw on the south coast on Saturday afternoon.
It seems the injury is worse than first thought as speaking last night after the game, Klopp confirmed that Lallana could now miss Liverpool’s next three matches.
Klopp is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.
“Adam Lallana is not in because he picked up an injury with England.
“It was serious enough to be not involved today and possibly the next two or three games.
“We don’t know exactly in the moment but that was the only problem we had.”
So it looks as though Lallana will now miss next weekend’s Premier League clash with Sunderland at Anfield and the EFL Cup quarter-final with Leeds United three days later while he’ll also be a major doubt for the trip to Bournemouth at the start of December.
The news will come as a huge blow to Liverpool as Lallana has been a mainstay in Klopp’s starting this season, scoring 3 goals and providing a further 5 assists for his team mates in his 12 appearances so far.
In Lallana’s absence against Southampton on Saturday, Gini Wijnaldum was recalled to start alongside Emre Can and Jordan Henderson in a midfield three so it looks as though the Dutchman is set for a run in the first team over the coming weeks.
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