After picking up a slight muscle problem in the 1-0 loss to Manchester United last weekend, it’s unlikely that Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana will be fit in time to feature when the Reds square off with Norwich City at Carrow Road tomorrow.
“At the moment there are no new big problems but could be big enough that we have to change a few things,” said Jurgen Klopp in his pre-match presser. “Adam Lallana is a little bit in doubt. He’s here and trained yesterday, but not normal training,” explained the German manager. “He had a little issue but we have to see, we have to wait until training today to see.”
Lallana sat out the midweek 3-0 win over Exeter City as the Reds youngsters and fringe players eased past the League Two side in the replay at Anfield. Norwich, of course, are a different prospect altogther, though Jordon Ibe could easily slot in for the former Saints midfielder if he’s unable to make the trip. Either way, a fresh injury doesn’t bode well for the Reds who are still without the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge.
“It was a little bit of a muscle [problem] only in the Manchester United game,” continued Klopp. “Afterwards he needed a little bit longer to recover and now we have to see if we have enough time to bring him back,” he said, blunt in his assessment of the 27-year old’s chances of featuring at Carrow Road. “I think that’s the only new one. From the others, no players are back.”