The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are looking forward to their FA Cup clash against West Bromwich Albion later today.
Realistically speaking, Liverpool only have two trophies left to play for this season, so their 4th round clash this evening arguably represents one of their most important fixtures of the season so far. Jurgen Klopp will be eager to ensure that his players secure their passage to the 5th round of the competition without the need for a replay, as a second fixture could negatively impact on their bid to finish in the top-four this season.
Liverpool’s manager delivered a press-conference to the media yesterday in which he delivered some early team news and provided an injury update for the supporters. One of the key points to emerge from Klopp’s press-conference was the news that Adam Lallana has been ruled out for their FA Cup fixture, despite only recently returning to first-team action.
The news was confirmed by Paul Joyce – a journalist working as the Northern Football Correspondent for The Times – via his Twitter account yesterday afternoon.
Klopp says Lallana out for West Brom.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) January 26, 2018
Lallana properly returned to the first-team fold in the middle of December after a troublesome hamstring injury forced him to watch Liverpool’s opening to the campaign from the sidelines.
However, judging by the reaction to Lallana’s injury update on Twitter, it seems that the England international has become rather unwanted by the supporters who are growing tired of his inability to remain fit.
Here’s what the Liverpool supporters had to say in response to Lallana’s new injury problem…
Sturridge and Lallana are both top players but are also both injury prone.
Seems senseless keeping them on the pay role.
— D. McG. (@derlfc) January 26, 2018
Our new signing got injured
Who will replace Coutinho now
— ٓ (@MalikLFC19) January 26, 2018
The truth is Lallana is another Daniel Sturridge or Hendo
— Charles Zindoga (@svosve_26) January 26, 2018
Should be gone in the summer. Sturridge and Henderson too.
— James Gerrard (@jamesgerrard) January 26, 2018
Lallana, is a player who's always injured, 4 me, Klopp needs to sell him in the summer.
— Jayfoulkes (@jayfoulkes78) January 26, 2018
Beginning of the end? Can see him doing bits for Bournemouth to see out his career next season
— Pedro (@pedro8667) January 26, 2018
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Crazy not to buy player after Cuti left,now lallana injured and there will be more injures to come,unfourtantly we are not buying player,it will most likely cost us a champions league place,delusional.
— Raz,LFC (@raz2fast) January 26, 2018