Writer: Gavin Kelley-Day
Date:Saturday July 26 2014
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.
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.
Follow me on Twitter @superbag
|Not a Vital Liverpool member? It's 100% free to join & only takes a few moments to sign up. Click here to become a member or alternatively simply sign in using Social Media!|
Date:Saturday July 26 2014
Liverpool: Swap Sterling For Walcott? (Wednesday April 1 2015)
Liverpool: The Weekly LFC News Update (Monday March 30 2015)
Liverpool: LFC Internationals Round-Up (Monday March 30 2015)
Liverpool: Pjanic Speculation Growing (Friday March 27 2015)
The Current Liverpool Injury Table List (Friday March 27 2015)
Liverpool: Four U21s Depart On Loan (Thursday March 26 2015)
Liverpool: FA Confirm Skrtel Suspension (Wednesday March 25 2015)
Liverpool: Sturridge And Lallana Injured (Tuesday March 24 2015)
Liverpool: Skrtel Faces Stamp Ban (Monday March 23 2015)
Liverpool: Sorry Gerrard Apologises For Red (Monday March 23 2015)
|2. Man City||30||18||7||5||34||61|
|4. Man Utd||30||17||8||5||25||59|
|Are Stoke the 14th biggest club?
» Stoke : 01/04/2015 20:00:00
|Is Walcott on the Chelsea Radar?
» Chelsea : 01/04/2015 18:57:01
|Rovers Hoping for Henry Return
» West Ham : 01/04/2015 18:50:01
|Did You Watch England Last Night?
» West Ham : 01/04/2015 18:44:01
|Hammers on the Trail of Onuoha
» West Ham : 01/04/2015 18:37:01