Updates from Friday, Aug. 29
Ben Smith of BBC Sport noted from Brendan Rodgers' pre-game press conference:
Brendan Rodgers also reveals that Adam Lallana will be in squad against Spurs but is short of match fitness— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) August 29, 2014
Lallana was pictured in full flow during a Liverpool training session on Friday. The Reds' official Twitter provided the image:
Updates from Friday, Aug. 22
Adam Lallana will miss Monday's meeting between Liverpool and Manchester City due to his knee injury.
Brendan Rodgers confirmed, via the Liverpool Echo's Phil Kirkbride:
Adam Lallana will train with the team on Sunday but will not be involved on Monday at City.— Phil Kirkbride (@philkecho) August 22, 2014
Updates from Friday, Aug. 15
Adam Lallana will not feature when Liverpool welcome his former club Southampton to Anfield on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers confirmed, via the Liverpool Echo's James Pearce:
Flanagan, Lallana, Markovic, Agger missing for LFC this weekend.— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) August 15, 2014
Updates from Thursday, Aug. 14
Adam Lallana appears to have an outside chance of being fit for Liverpool's season opener after he was put through his paces in training on Thursday.
Kieran Gill of the Daily Mail reports:
Adam Lallana is fighting to regain his fitness as the £25million signing from Southampton was put to the test in training by Brendan Rodgers on Thursday.
Liverpool make their Premier League start against Lallana's former club Southampton on Sunday, where the Reds will look to kick-start a fresh bid for the title after last year's disappointment.
Liverpool will have to wait a little longer for Adam Lallana to make an impact this season.
According to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo, the midfielder suffered an injury in training that will keep him out for more than a month:
Adam Lallana out for six weeks with knee injury suffered in training in Boston #LFC— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) July 25, 2014
The club added some details concerning the situation on its official site:
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.
Liverpool were in the midst of their American preseason tour when Lallana picked up the injury. This now delays the competitive debut of one of the bigger offseason transactions for the club.
The former Southampton player came over on a £23.6 million transfer, an amount that many fans felt was too high. However, manager Brendan Rodgers believes the 26-year-old player will be worth every penny, as he explained to Dominic King of the Daily Mail:
For British players across the board there is always that premium and the value is always pushed up. We paid what we thought he was worth and would not go higher.
Listen, I spoke to enough people about him and have seen enough of him, and know enough people who had seen him and played with him to know he would be a great signing for us. I have no qualms about it. He is a great boy.
The England international played in all three of the team's matches at the 2014 World Cup and has shown in his time in the Premier League that he can be a versatile player who helps on both ends of the pitch.
With Lallana unable to play, however, it will put the pressure on other Liverpool stars to step up in his absence.
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