Liverpool’s Adam Lallana attacked by monkeys with car torn to pieces

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Adam Lallana made a lucky escape earlier this week…

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana was attacked by monkeys earlier this week, after a trip to Knowsley Safari Park almost went very badly wrong.

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The 26-year-old, who joined the Merseyside club from Southampton for £25m this summer, decided to take his two-year-old son Arthur to the wildlife experience, only to be attacked.

According to the Daily Star, Lallana was driving his car through the monkey enclosure when the rogue animals decided to ambush the millionaire footballer.

Speaking about the incident, Lallana laughed: “I went to Knowsley Safari Park with my little boy recently and ended up coming back with bits of the car missing from going into the monkey bit, so I won’t be going back there in a rush.

“But I’m settling in well. I’ve got my family up here, which always helps. I can’t complain and after my injury, I’m just delighted to be back playing.”

Thankfully, Lallana shouldn’t have many issues paying the bill. The midfielder had to wait for his Liverpool debut after injuring his knee during the pre-season tour to America. But now he’s fighting fit and has settled in well at Anfield.

He added: “There’s still more to come. I feel it’s going to be a gradual process. There are lots of games coming, so hopefully my best form is not too far away. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy joining Liverpool, but it’s an opportunity I am delighted to have. I wouldn’t change it for the world.

“The fans are absolutely great here. They get behind the team and the players hugely – that’s one thing I have noticed. I’ll always give it my all and work my hardest, whether I’m playing well or not. That’s an attitude that filters through the squad.

“It’s an honest group here and I can assure you we’re working hard in training day in, day out to put it right and get good results.”

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