Premier League campaigners Liverpool suffered a huge setback as England midfielder Adam Lallana will be left out of the squad that will journey to London to tackle Tottenham on Saturday, September 15.
Adam Lallana who picked up an injury while on international duty will not be in action for the League leaders on Saturday.
Liverpool tactician Jurgen Klopp revealed the injury is “not serious” but Lallana will not be available for selection in Saturday’s early kick-off contest in the Premier League.
“Adam is on a good way. It’s obviously not too serious but he is not available for the weekend and maybe not for the next week [and] then I hope he can be back,” the Three Lions ace was at the club’s session last week but was excused from the rest of the gang after dropping a complaint.
“Adam Lallana has returned to his club for further assessment of a groin strain. “The Liverpool player was withdrawn from training earlier this afternoon and will play no part in England’s forthcoming fixtures against Spain and Switzerland,” a statement from the English FA read in part.
On the other hand, the reports further revealed that the forward, missed out of England squad to the summer World Cup in Russia, due to frequent injuries as well as lack of match fitness during the season.
However, Klopp hinted that Belgium shot-stopper Simon Mignole is in Liverpool matchday despite initial fears concerning a hand injury.
“Simon is OK, he trained completely normally. We gave him the rest he needed with the finger issue. It is fine, he has trained normally, catching balls all fine.
“Goalies are pretty hard in that; they’re used to a little pain in their hands and fingers. He’s trained good,” the German submitted.
In a related development, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that Chelsea star to be out of action for about two weeks after picking up an injury while on international duty.