We hope to have Lallana back soon – Klopp
England forward, Adam Lallana is expected to return to action soon having only featured for one minute for the Reds this season due to a stubborn thigh problem. Klopp is hopeful of having him back in the squad ahead of the frantic Christmas period.
Lallana, who was a regular in Klopp’s starting eleven in the German tactician early days at Liverpool has played only a minute of football when he came on as a late substitute against Chelsea last month.
Liverpool has a congested list of fixtures as they will be playing 7 games inside the next month, Klopp predicts a significant role for the former Southampton forward in the busy schedule. He, Lallana has been struggling with the thigh problem for some time although he had featured in training for over a month, he is still not back to full fitness.
“Adan is back in training completely normally” Klopp spoke with reporters ahead of their clash with West Brom on Wednesday.
“But, of course, he needs to build up [match fitness] again, That’s how it is.
“He is himself, he is good. He trains very well, we have to see what we do with him because we need him for the next few weeks, 100 percent.”
“We should not need him for tomorrow [Wednesday] but then, step by step, we need to see how we can bring him into shape. That’s it, we have to see, but he is in a good way”
Another concern for Klopp is defender, Alberto Moreno who got injured in their 7: nil thrashing of Spartak Moscow and he is set to be out for few weeks due to an ankle problem.
“He’s not ready [for West Brom], that’s for sure”
“We’ve sent him to different doctors to know a little bit more but it’s possible it’s not that long. It’s not decided” Klopp concluded.