Liverpool news: Klopp admits Lallana injury fears

12 months ago

In the latest Livepool news, boss Jurgen Klopp fears the injury Adam Lallana suffered at Crystal Palace on Saturday is “really serious” and could even rule him out of England’s World Cup campaign.

The 29-year-old midfielder has struggled for game-time at Anfield this season after he missed the opening three months of the campaign because of a hamstring injury, while a thigh problem has hampered him in recent weeks.

Lallana played in the final half-hour of England’s 1-1 draw against Italy at Wembley on Tuesday and he later said that his aim is to feature more in the Reds remaining games as he looks to ensure he remains in Three Lions’ boss Gareth Southgate’s plans in Russia this summer.

However, the former Southampton man lasted just five minutes as a second half substitute at Selhurst Park when he was forced off after going down heavily under a challenge from Luka Milivojevic in the Reds’ 2-1 win.

Klopp’s main concern is that Lallana is now set to miss Liverpool’s remaining six matches as they are 11/4 with Betfair to pip Manchester United to win the Premier League without Manchester City.

“I haven’t spoken with him but I saw him. It’s absolutely bad,” the German said.

“We don’t know exactly what he has, but in the first moment and then I saw him going down it looked really serious, to be honest.

“It looks like something with the muscle, we couldn’t make any further assessment so far, of course, but we will do that as quick as possible.”

As for the fears over Lallana’s fitness for the World Cup, Klopp added: “It is absolutely too early.

“We hope it won’t be that serious. That’s not for now to decide that. It’s just not good.”