Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana will miss the start of the new season after it was revealed that he’s facing ‘a couple of months’ out with thigh injury.
This was confirmed by his manager Jurgen Klopp who said: “I think we can pretty much rule him out of August and September,”
“This is certainly not news we would have wanted.”
Lallana suffered the injury during the Audi Cup final clash with Spanish giants Atletico Madrid and he’s now a doubt for England’s World Cup qualifying games in September.
Liverpool lost that final 5-4 on penalties after regulation time ended 1-1 to suffer their first defeat of what has been an impressive pre-season.
The Reds will face another Spanish opposition in Athletic Bilbao in their final pre-season clash before their league opener against hosts Watford on August 12.