Cape Town - Liverpool’s
Adam Lallana will miss up to four weeks including Saturday’s Merseyside
derby after picking up a thigh injury while on international duty this
The 28-year-old midfielder played in both of England’s recent games against Germany and Lithuania.
He was taken off during the second-half of the 1-0 friendly loss in
Dortmund, but played the full game in the 2-0 World Cup qualifier win
over Lithuania at Wembley.
Reports said that Lallana sustained a kick to the leg during the
Lithuania game that prevented him from training with Liverpool on
Tuesday. An examination by Anfield medics discovered a thigh injury
which could keep him out for up to a month.
Liverpool have not revealed how long Lallana will be out, although he
will likely miss upcoming Premier League games against Bournemouth,
Stoke and West Brom, as well as Saturday’s derby against Everton.
It comes at a bad time for the former Southampton player, who was in good form recently for both club and country.
The injury adds to LIverpool’s injury woes as club captain Jordan
Henderson also missed training on Tuesday and could struggle to be fit
in time for Saturday. Henderson has not played since February 11 because
of a foot injury.
Meanwhile Everton captain Phil Jagielka said his side will be especially
fired-up to win this weekend's Merseyside derby against Liverpool after a
horrific injury suffered by team-mate Seamus Coleman on international
Kick off is at 13:30.