Liverpool will be without attacking midfielder Adam Lallana for a few months following an injury, this is according to report.
The 29-years-old star traveled with the Reds team for their pre-season tour and after taking part in most of the games, the England international sustained a a thigh injury in the course of Liverpool’s game against Atletico Madrid in the Audi Cup. The club has now confirmed that he will not be in action for at least the first three months of the 2017/2018 campaign.
“This is certainly not news we would have wanted,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website. “Unfortunately, the damage is such that it will likely mean Adam is out for a couple of months not weeks, so I think we can pretty much rule him out of August and September.”
“Beyond that we will monitor and wait and see. He is a boy with a world-class attitude to everything professionally and he has always come back in good time from injury setbacks since I have been here, so we will see.”
Lallana won the heart of Jurgen Klopp last season and became a key player for them following his impressive cameos in the central midfield role. He formed a strong midfield trio with Can and Coutinho as Liverpool battled for a top-four position.
His injury must have come as a blow for the Reds who are somewhat short of option in midfield. Lucas Leiva left the club earlier in the summer and the Reds have struggled to sign a player in his stead. Klopp will have to rely on contract rebel Emre Can and youngster Marco Grujic to man the central position of midfield.
Injuries were part of Liverpool undoing for last season as key players like Coutinho and Mane were banjaxed for lengthy period. Klopp will be hoping to minimised the number of injuries in his side.