Adam Lallana defends Jurgen Klopp amid Liverpool injury crisis
Adam Lallana defends Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Adam Lallana has insisted that Jurgen Klopp’s training methods aren’t to blame for Liverpool’s injury crisis following their 1-0 victory over Stoke City.
The Brazil international was forced off with a suspected hamstring problem in the first half of the Reds’s 1-0 victory over the Potters in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final.
I don’t think these injuries have got anything to do with any changes to our training
Dejan Lovren was replaced by James Milner in the second half at the Britannia Stadium after the Croatia centre-half also appeared to suffer a hamstring strain just weeks after his return from a knee injury.
His centre-half partner Kolo Toure was also left clutching his hamstring in the final moments of their injury-hit League Cup win to compound Liverpool’s mounting crisis.
However, England midfielder Lallana rubbished the suggestion that Klopp’s intense training methods are contributing to Liverpool’s injury problems.
“It’s a big blow losing Philippe and Dejan, and we just hope they aren’t going to be out for long,” Lallana told Liverpool Echo.
“Sometimes you are just unlucky with injuries and we’ve had a lot of bad luck recently.
“I know from my time at Liverpool that we’ve got a world class medical team here. We certainly can’t point the finger at anyone.
“We have had a change of manager this season. When that happens lads look to impress more and give more.
“But I don’t think these injuries have got anything to do with any changes to our training.
“We’ve had so many games recently that we’ve mainly been doing recovery sessions between games so it’s not as if the training has been really intensive. You can’t blame that.”
Latest Liverpool injury update: Players injured
Philippe Coutinho (hamstring)
Dejan Loven (hamstring)
Divock Origi (hamstring)
Martin Skrtel (hamstring)
Daniel Sturridge (hamstring)
Jordan Henderson (heel)
Joe Gomez (knee)
Danny Ings (knee)
Liverpool are currently without established first-team players such as Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge and Martin Skrtel.