Adam Lallana injury ‘not as bad’ as Liverpool feared with midfielder set to return before the end of the season

Jürgen Klopp revealed that Lallana should be fit for this summer’s World Cup as he will return from his latest injury setback before the end of the season

Wednesday 04 April 2018 08:13
Adam Lallana suffered a 'serious' injury, according to Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp
Adam Lallana suffered a 'serious' injury, according to Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana's hamstring injury is not as bad as initially feared and he could still play before the end of the season, manager Jürgen Klopp has said.

Lallana suffered the latest injury setback after coming on as substitute in Liverpool's 2-1 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

"Thank God, that's not as bad as we thought - a number of weeks," Klopp said.

"There is a little hope, of course, that we can maybe use him again this season but we have to wait; it is absolutely not the time to bring any rush into the situation.

"It is not the Adam Lallana season so far. It makes the season so far even more special when you think that we have played the season without him."

Lallana, who sat out the first half of the campaign after suffering a pre-season thigh strain, has started just one league match this season.

The 29-year-old featured for England at Wembley against Italy last week but faces a race to be fit for the 2018 World Cup in June.

England boss Gareth Southgate has to name his final 23-man squad for the tournament in Russia by 4 June.


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