Adam Lallana offers his thoughts on Liverpool's injury crisis

Adam Lallana

Lallana puts the injury pile-up down to a congested fixture schedule.

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has said the side's injury crisis is not down to new training methods undertaken since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp as the club's manager.

The Reds now have as many as 11 players sidelined through injury following hamstring injuries to Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren last night, with the side now down to only one recognised centre-back in Kolo Toure - though the Ivorian was pulling up with cramp at the end of the side's 1-0 win over Stoke City in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final.

Lallana told the Liverpool Echo: “I know from my time at Liverpool that we've got a world class medical team here. We certainly can't point the finger at anyone.

“We have had a change of manager this season. When that happens lads look to impress more and give more.

“But I don't think these injuries have got anything to do with any changes to our training.

“We've had so many games recently that we've mainly been doing recovery sessions between games so it's not as if the training has been really intensive. You can't blame that.”

The injury list does not make for pretty reading with only one recognised striker available, their captain Jordan Henderson sidelined with an ongoing heel injury and the squad now seems down to its bare bones.

Lallana himself has had injury problems since his arrival at Anfield and he is one player that has yet to fall victim to the injury curse at the club right now.

The list of hamstring injuries does seem pretty ridiculous, but the fixture schedule can't help, as Klopp has rarely had a week without a midweek game to contend himself with, and has shown that he wants to take every competitions seriously. 

However, with resources pretty thin on the ground, and huge Premier League games against Arsenal and Manchester United to follow at Anfield, there may be one or two youngsters getting their opportunity against Exeter City on Friday night when the Reds kick off their FA Cup campaign.

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