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Lallana remains a doubt ahead of crucial Spurs clash

LFC Globe
2nd February 2018
Adam Lallana during pre-season with Liverpool / Image: Propaganda Photo

remains a doubt for Sunday's clash with Hotspur as the Reds continue to err on the side of caution with the midfielder's fitness.

The England international has missed the last two games after a setback in his return from a long-term thigh injury sustained during pre-season ahead of the season, making this a season to forget for Lallana, where he has been frustrated on the sidelines.

Ahead of the crucial Premier League fixture with Spurs, Jürgen Klopp told the media why the Reds need to manage how and when to field Lallana in again.

The German said: “It’s really unlucky. It was a really serious injury in the summer. Because of Adam’s quality and attitude in training, it looks immediately like we can put him in, [but] physical-wise he’s not fit.

“The two things that happened after his big injury were in the 10 or 15 minutes after he came on. From nil to 100 in a second, and that’s maybe what caused the problem.

“We really tried to be sensible with it, to do the right thing. But it didn’t work, twice. It’s really not a big thing, three games is like not being injured.

“He’s maybe available for , and if not then he’ll have missed three games. That’s really OK but of course it’s not cool. The body needs to adapt again to the intensity.”

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