Both Adam Lallana and Liverpool are still hopeful the midfielder can return to action before the end of the season, as his injury treatment continues.
Lallana has not featured since limping off five minutes after coming on in the Reds’ 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace in March, and has played just 380 minutes all season.
After picking up a thigh problem during pre-season the 29-year-old was seemingly rushed back into action on the turn of the year, but this latest hamstring issue is a bitter blow.
Given his lack of game time, Lallana’s chances of making the England squad for this summer’s World Cup are slim.
But according to the Liverpool Echo he is still holding out hope that he could feature for Liverpool before the season’s up.
James Pearce reports that Lallana is currently in South Africa, undergoing treatment at the Sports Science Institute in Cape Town as he bids for a return before May.
Lallana is said to be “desperate to get back fit,” while the club “are leaving no stone unturned in their mission to make that happen.”
This is not the first time Lallana has headed abroad as part of his rehabilitation, having spent time in Qatar back in October as he recovered from his previous injury.
If they progress to the final in Kyiv to take on either Bayern Munich or Real Madrid, the prospect of Jurgen Klopp throwing Lallana in at the deep end is questionable.