By Laura O’Leary
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he is the bad guy to Adam Lallana as he won’t instantly add him back into the Liverpool team.
The manager shared the news in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Reds’s clash with Southampton on Saturday revealing that he is trying to protect the now fit again star.
“This is the moment where the player wants to be back immediately and I am the bad guy who says, ‘not today, maybe tomorrow'”, shared Klopp.
“I only do it for him and for the club, that’s how it is,” with Klopp added a positive message saying, “he’s a fantastic player but we want to have him for the season. ”
Lallana has not featured for Liverpool so far this season, having sustained a thigh injury in a pre-season friendly against Atletico Madrid.
However, the midfielder was able to return to full training in the week ahead of Saturday’s game against his former club Southampton.
The 29-year-old was a regular for the Reds last season playing 35 times across all competitions, with the only league games that he missed being through injury.
The midfielder scored eight goals and registered seven assists in his Premier League appearances last season; which enabled Liverpool to finish fourth and qualify for the Champions League.
The Reds’ last Champions League game, ahead of being in the contest this season, was back in 2014.
At this early stage of the season, after 11 games played, Liverpool sit outside of the Champions League qualification spots being fifth in the league, three points behind Chelsea.
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