Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Adam Lallana’s injury is ‘really serious’ after he was suffered a hamstring injury during Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Lallana, who has spent several months on the sidelines through injury this season, came on as a second half substitute at Selhurst Park, but had to be replaced after just five minutes after suffering an ‘absolutely bad’ injury.
Speaking after the game, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed the severity of the problem.
“I haven’t spoken with him but I saw him. It’s absolutely bad,” Klopp said in his post-match press conference.
“We don’t know exactly what he has, but in the first moment and then I saw him going down it looked really serious, to be honest.
“He’s our friend, our boy, our mate, our player having a difficult season already. Maybe one of the biggest achievements of the team is that they could play a season so far like they played without Adam Lallana – I never would have thought it was possible.
“So we are all desperately waiting for him and now coming step-by-step back and now… it’s a big, big blow for us today.”
Klopp believes it is too early to determine if Lallana will miss the upcoming World Cup in Russia.
“It is absolutely too early,” he said. “We hope it won’t be that serious. That’s not for now to decide that. It’s just not good.
“It looks like something with the muscle, we couldn’t make any further assessment so far, of course, but we will do that as quick as possible.”
Liverpool have a huge week ahead of them, with the Merseyside derby against Everton sandwiched in between the first and second legs of their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.