LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 1, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana is forced off with an injury during the FA Premier League match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool expecting to be without Adam Lallana for “two or three games”

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Adam Lallana may be missing for “two or three games,” following the injury picked up on England duty.

The 28-year-old limped out of the Three Lions’ 2-2 draw with Spain on Tuesday, having injured his groin early on in proceedings.

Lallana was immediately ruled out of Liverpool’s Premier League stalemate at Southampton on Saturday – a game in which his presence was sorely missed.

Prior to the St Mary’s showdown, Klopp said the in-form midfielder is likely to miss more than just the Saints match, with Sunderland the Reds’ next opponents at Anfield next Saturday.

Adam Lallana is not in because he picked up an injury with England,” Klopp said.

“It was serious enough to be not involved today and possibly the next two or three games.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 24, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the first goal against Hull City during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“We don’t know exactly in the moment but that was the only problem we had.”

Lallana has been in scintillating form so far this season, with his influential performances helping Liverpool top the Premier League table currently.

While Saturday’s draw with Southampton was far from solely down to his absence, the Reds didn’t quite have the same flow to their play.

Part of that was down to a lack of cohesion following the international break, but it is clear that Lallana is now one of the first names on Klopp’s team-sheet.

He looks likely to miss the visit of Sunderland, the League Cup quarter-final clash at home to Leeds United on November 29th and the league game at Bournemouth on December 4th.

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