As further defence for the anger Reds are experiencing, it’s worth pointing out that this isn’t the first time Adam Lallana has picked up an injury whilst on international duty.
He also limped off in November’s game against Spain, which somewhat justifies fans feeling a little sorry for themselves.
Our 2017 has been plagued by injuries that appear to have contributed to the team’s overall inconsistency and dip in form. Lallana is the latest absentee and a devastating loss ahead of a truly vital stage of the season.
We need Champions League football and securing that without one of this season’s star men promises to be a gruelling task but one that will hopefully spark some under-performing players back to form.
While fans are understandably furious about the loss of the midfielder, one Red managed to find a way of drawing on the good old Merseyside rivalry with a joke about Ross Barkley.
The only funny thing from this is that Southgate would rather play a injured lallana over a fully fit Barkley pic.twitter.com/j3Z2hUEJYm
— James (@JamesPato_) March 28, 2017
Lallana out for 4 weeks after getting injured in a pointless International game pic.twitter.com/Bmq3rl74EW
— Kop-Ice (@kopice86) March 28, 2017
When you went onto Twitter to see Lallana could be out for up to 6 games… pic.twitter.com/9bday2Nobx
— Anything Liverpool (@Anything_LFC) March 29, 2017
So Lallana is going to out for a month after picking up a thigh injury. FUCK YOU ENGLAND!!!
— Scott McAuley (@toshenhoff) March 28, 2017
Gutted regarding Lallana. God knows why Southgate thought it was necessary to give him minutes in both friendly & qualifier! #lfc
— Dean Debond (@Bake_Bean) March 29, 2017
Cheers Southgate for the Lallana injury! You’re a fucking moron and no better than the freaking Owl was…. hang your head in shame!
— Markus Windler (@Scouser1892) March 29, 2017
Lallana injured in the last parts of the season, just our luck.
— Aufa (@aufaghifari) March 29, 2017
Lallana out for a month. This is why i hate International breaks 😑
— Zeeverpool⚽️ (@ZeeLFC1994) March 29, 2017
So Lallana out of the Merseyside Derby with a thigh problem. How I hate international breaks …
— Ryan Cooper (@RyanJCooper8) March 29, 2017
Lallana out for 4 weeks pic.twitter.com/WcYlACCa1x
— chris glover (@chris_g108) March 29, 2017