Adam Lallana Injury: Updates on Liverpool Midfielder's Status and Return

Matt JonesFeatured Columnist

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 26:  Adam Lallana of Liverpool scores his penalty in the shoot out during the 2nd leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Besiktas and Liverpool at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium on February 26, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana was a doubt for the Reds' Saturday trip to Norwich City with a muscle injury but was ready for competitive action.

Continue for updates.

Lallana Returns vs. Norwich

Saturday, Jan. 23

The English midfielder shrugged off his problem and entered the game against the Canaries as a substitute.

Klopp Confirms Lallana Issue

Friday, Jan. 22

Per the Times' Tony Barrett, the Reds star was described as a "doubt" by manager Jurgen Klopp in his press conference on Friday ahead of the game at Carrow Road because of a "muscle problem."

Lallana Yet to Find Consistency at Anfield

With Brendan Rodgers deploying Lallana in various roles throughout the previous term and a few injury niggles sapping any momentum accrued from a prolonged run of games, we were always unlikely to see the best of this fine talent until the 2015-16 season.

In Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho, Klopp has attacking midfielders who are stylistically comparable to the former Southampton man. But for a player still searching for a defined role in this Reds squad, any injury setback represents a substantial blow.