Adam Lallana played his first match for new club Brighton on Monday, but it wasn’t the dream debut he had hoped for.
The former Liverpool man was substituted off just before half-time as a result of an injury. After the Seagulls conceded a penalty, the second half brought more bad luck and Chelsea rode out winners.
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This injury for Lallana, whether minor or more serious, is merely one part of a bigger picture which has pained his career. During his time with Liverpool, the England international struggled immensely with fitness and overall missed a staggering 67 matches across his six years with the club.
He had four separate lengthy spells out due to hamstring injuries and ongoing knee problems bled into his Anfield career from his time at Southampton, where he had to undergo surgery (via Transfermarkt).
Many Liverpool fans had high hopes for his new journey with Brighton, but are now deflated seeing him once again suffer an injury blow. One supporter has tweeted ‘what a surprise’, whilst another has sarcastically said ‘water is wet’.
Read more replies from the Twitter selection here:
What a surprise…
— Storm Saberhagen (@StormSaberhagen) September 14, 2020
Too injury prone. Love him but he hasn’t been able to shake off the injuries
— Ibby (@1staz_Br0him) September 14, 2020
Feel sorry for him. He was one of the best players in 2016/17 season for us. Then injuries destroyed him.
— Javadov 🔴 (@LFC_Kenan) September 14, 2020
really disappointed for him, seems to be cursed with injury problems
— William Callaghan (@willcall1985) September 14, 2020
He’s made of glass sad really.
— David (@TDave90) September 14, 2020
And Water is wet
— Craig (@CraigYB1989) September 14, 2020
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