It wouldn’t be a typical international break if a Liverpool player didn’t pick up an injury, not that we’re feeling sorry for ourselves.
We’d like to think it is testament to how vital this club’s stars are to their international sides and just how difficult it is for their managers to keep them on the bench.
“Jurgen Klopp is furious after Adam Lallana was ruled out for a month with a thigh injury,” reported the Mirror’s David Maddock.
It doesn’t take speaking to Klopp or meeting with him to know this is probably the case. Of course he is angry about losing one of his best players, as all Reds are.
The bulk of his frustration seemingly stems from the way Lallana was used by England manager Gareth Southgate compared to that of other players belonging to Liverpool’s Premier League rivals.
Neither Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling nor John Stones featured in the friendly against Germany while Everton’s Ross Barkley, who Liverpool will come up against in Saturday’s Merseyside derby, didn’t play at all.
The foundation to any anger or discontent appears to be that Lallana knew of the knock he picked up, supposedly evidenced by a half time video, only for it to be agreed that he could play on.
Liverpool could now be without one of their most valuable players this season for five games that could prove decisive in our hunt for a Champions League place.