Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that midfielder Adam Lallana still has a role to play at the club, with the team using the player sparingly considering his injury problems over the past two seasons.
Lallana made only three starts in all competitions in the previous campaign, and so far he has made a similar number of starts in the current season as well. He had to miss yet another game, the FA Cup defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers, thanks to another injury.
There have been rumours that the midfielder could be set for a transfer out of the club, but the manager has ruled out any such possibility and insisted the player is still needed.
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“It’s brilliant to have him around as he can cool games down, he can be creative between the lines, he still has speed and all these things,” he said, via Liverpool Echo, according to Goal.
“It’s not cool to lose him in a session, we didn’t have many training injuries this season. He stretched to get the ball and it happened. Nothing else to say about it.”
“Could he be in a better place mentally? Yes, if he was playing and had scored 20 goals in the last 10 games. But everything is fine. Adam knows that we need him,” the German concluded.
Adam Lallana would be itching to be more involved with the team, with the Reds in the best possible position to win the Premier League for the first time ever, considering they have a four-point lead over Manchester City in the standings.