Liverpool have given an update on the latest injury problem affecting midfielder Adam Lallana. The midfielder suffered another injury setback while training with England’s national team on Tuesday forcing him to withdraw from the squad.
Liverpool give update on Adam Lallana injury
A scan has revealed Lallana’s latest injury problem is only a minor one. The midfielder ended training early on Tuesday due to a groin strain. However, the strain has been ruled as minor.
Unfortunately, Lallana won’t be available for selection when Liverpool play Tottenham on September 15. He should be available for the club’s Champions League matches at the end of the month, however.
Lallana missed out on last summer’s World Cup due to injuries. He has only featured once this season for Liverpool as the midfielder continues to struggle with fitness.
The midfielder spoke to LiverpoolFC.com on Wednesday about his latest injury setback.
“It’s a minor setback, which isn’t ideal, as I’ve been in great shape until now, but it’s positive news that it’s only a brief layoff,” Lallana said.
“I’m pleased I’ll be back available for Liverpool, both domestically and in the Champions League during September, and then England again for the next break.
“I know I can make a significant contribution over the course of a long season and that’s where my focus will remain – with so much to play for.
“Doing my best and giving everything for my teammates, management and supporters of club and country is all that matters.”
The Liverpool No. 20 has returned to Melwood to undergo further rehab for his groin strain.
“I’m back at Melwood now making sure my time off the pitch is as short as possible, so I’ll be supporting Gareth and the boys from up here,” Lallana said.
Last season, Lallana was blighted with injuries as he appeared in only 12 Premier League games. Since joining Liverpool in 2014, Lallana has missed 60 matches for Liverpool through injury.