10 Feb 2017

Not Again: Klopp confirms 8th injury 'problem' for 'brilliant' £50m Liverpool star. Missed training for 2 days

One of Liverpool's senior players has suffered yet another niggling injury.

In his pre-match press conference today, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed:

“Adam Lallana was out for two days with a little problem with the Achilles. We have to see. He’s willing and we want, for sure, to try that he can train today and then he is available for tomorrow, because it was only two days".

This is the 8th injury Lallana has suffered since signing for Liverpool, and like Dejan Lovren, he is hovering precariously close to the being legitimately labelled 'injury prone'. Lallana's injuries:

* Knee, hamstring, groin x3, thigh, calf, achilles.

* 159 days on the sidelines. 23 games missed.

To make things worse, it sounds like Klopp is open to rushing Lallana back without allowing him the time to heal 100%, mainly because the player himself is 'willing'. This seems to be an ongoing trend with Klopp, but with Sturridge, Origi, Stewart and a host of others in the squad, Liverpool have the personnel to cover Lallana's brief absence. Plus, with only 1 goal in the last 10 games, Lallana won't be missed that much. Klopp further revealed:

"It’s not 100% sure if Dejan Lovren can train today. He still [has] problems, but we have hope that it is possible".

If Lovren and Lallana have to sit out Saturday's game, who should deputise?

* Lallana: PSG reportedly made a £50m bid. Hailed as 'brilliant' by Alan Shearer.


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