Liverpool deliver latest Adam Lallana injury update

Liverpool confirm that Adam Lallana has suffered a knee injury and will miss the start of the Premier League season

Adam Lallana is set to miss the start of the Premier League season after suffering a knee injury, Liverpool have confirmed.

The 26-year-old penned a long-term contract with the Reds last month after Liverpool agreed a deal in the region of £23m with Southampton for the highly-rated England international.

But Lallana, who scored nine top-flight goals for the Saints last season, picked up an injury to his lateral collateral ligament during a training session on Friday.

A Liverpool statement read: “Liverpool have today confirmed Adam Lallana has suffered a knee injury in training and is set to miss the start of the new season.

“The midfielder, who moved to Anfield from Southampton earlier this month, sustained a knock to his lateral collateral ligament during a session at the Reds’ Harvard University training base in Boston.

“Lallana has been assessed by Liverpool’s medical staff and does not require surgery.

“No specific timeframe has been placed on a return to fitness, but injuries of this nature can result in a spell of anywhere up to six weeks on the sidelines.

“The England international will undergo further assessment by the club’s medical team in the United States and on return to Liverpool.”

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