Adam Lallana hobbled off just four minutes after coming on today against Crystal Palace.
It looked like our midfielder had done his hamstring, which is terrible having finally found fitness ahead of the season’s run-in.
Football stats and injury expert Simon Brundish alerted fans on Twitter that since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival, the Englishman has actually missed 17 games more than Daniel Sturridge with injury…
Poor fella has been injured for 17 games more than Studge since Klopp arrived
— SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) March 31, 2018
That’s an abysmal record and makes us wonder why Lallana gets our sympathy and Sturridge receives such hefty criticism – when both of them spend way too much time on the sidelines.
5 – Adam Lallana's spell of five minutes is the shortest amount of time a substitute has played before being subbed off in the Premier League this season. Cameo.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 31, 2018
We don’t the extent of the injury yet, of course, but we’d be surprised if Lallana played again this season.
He’ll have to overcome his injury and get match fit – and Jurgen Klopp can’t afford to test him out in our final games of the season – unless of course top four is secured and we’re out of Europe.
It’s not good news though, for the player, Liverpool or England.