Liverpool rocked by Lallana injury
LONDON: Liverpool’s hopes for the Merseyside derby have taken a huge knock after Adam Lallana was ruled out by an injury picked up playing for England.
Footage emerged on Tuesday of Lallana rubbing his left thigh in discomfort after the first half of the 2-0 win against Lithuania on Sunday, but he saw out the full 90 minutes.
The injury grew steadily worse over the following 24 hours and he could be sidelined for four weeks.
He has undergone treatment at Liverpool’s Melwood training base but there is no hope of him being involved in the clash against Everton on Saturday or the subsequent games at home to Bournemouth (Wednesday) and away to Stoke (April 8).
It is a huge blow for Jurgen Klopp as Lallana, who has scored seven times and contributed seven assists in the Premier League, has been instrumental in helping Liverpool push for a top four spot.
What is all the more galling for Klopp is that it is the second time Lallana has returned from England duty this season with an injury — back in November, he damaged his groin in a 2-2 draw with Spain.
That injury forced him to miss three matches but this issue could be much longer and it leaves Klopp with mounting concerns ahead of the showdown with their neighbours. Daily Mail