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Liverpool: Lallana Out For Six Weeks

Liverpool: Lallana Out For Six Weeks

Summer signing Adam Lallana has suffered a knee injury in training and will miss the start of the season...

Liverpool were handed a blow yesterday evening when it was confirmed midfielder Adam Lallana had suffered a knee injury in training.

The 26-year-old, who joined from Southampton earlier this month for a fee of around £25m, has damaged the lateral collateral ligament and faces upwards of six weeks out.

The untimely injury, sustained whilst the club were in Boston as part of their tour of America, will not need surgery but is likely to keep Lallana out until early September.

Should that be the case, he will miss the opening day clash with his former team, plus further Premier League fixtures against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

The setback will come as a huge disappointment to both club and player.

Liverpool identified Lallana as a main summer transfer target several months ago and had a number of offers rejected before finally making the midfielder their second most expensive purchase of all time.

After spending his entire professional career with the Saints, Lallana was eager to make a big impression on his new team mates after meeting up with them last week following an extended post-World Cup break.

Kop boss Brendan Rodgers had been planning to hand the player a debut in tomorrow's friendly with Olympiacos in Chicago.

Should the recovery period go to plan, Lallana could be back in contention for the home clash with Aston Villa on September 13.

Vital Verdict
An unfortunate start to his Liverpool career for Lallana but at least the problem doesn't require surgery. Thinking back to the type of knee injuries suffered by Lucas Leiva and Martin Kelly in recent years, it could have been far worse. Thankfully, in the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Ibe and Lallana's fellow new signing Lazar Markovic, we have many other fantastic attacking midfield options right now and therefore should be able to cope without too many problems.

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Writer:Gavin Kelley-Day
Date:Saturday July 26 2014
Time: 10:18AM

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