28 Mar 2017

Season Over? 'Brilliant' £50m Liverpool star injured; will miss Everton and 5 other matches

With the season in its final stretch, injuries are piling up again for Liverpool, and one of Jurgen Klopp's favourites appears to have picked up an injury on international duty.

Bar Firmino and Coutinho, most of Liverpool's international players returned for training on Monday, but Klopp's favourite son, Adam Lallana, missed today's session. Lallana's conspicuous absence from today's training photos confirm this, and the Independent reports:

"Adam Lallana has been ruled out for four weeks with a thigh injury."

Klopp will crying into his Hofbräu tonight at the prospect of Lallana missing Saturday's Merseyside Derby, but to be honest, with only one goal in the last 15 games (and two assists in his last 20), it's not as if he'll be missed in the final third.

But I forgot! As his rabid fans continually mewl, Lallana press a lot and is integral to the team's defensive effort! Okay, so tell me: how have Liverpool benefited from that since Christmas? Three wins in 13 games is the answer.

If Lallana is out for the whole month, he'll miss the following games: Everton, Bournemouth, Stoke, West Brom, Crystal Palace, and possibly Watford. Plus, after spending a month out, he'll need time to get back up to match-fitness, which means there's a possibility he may be out for the rest of the season.

On a related note: Liverpool are paying for a private jet to fly two of its pampered multi-millionaires back from Brazil. According to Sky Sports:

"FSG have sanctioned the rental of a private jet to ensure Coutinho and Firmino return to training with Jurgen Klopp's squad on Thursday".

Firmino missed training today with 'flu-like' symptoms, but according to the Echo:

"Firmino is a confirmed starter for Brazil's World Cup qualifier tonight, despite missing his team's final training session".

Here's hoping there are no last-gasp injuries for Liverpool's Brazilian duo.

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


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