Adam Lallana returns to Liverpool after suffering latest injury in England training

first_imgAdam Lallana has returned to Liverpool after suffering another injury in England’s first training session of the international break.The 30-year-old has withdrawn from the Three Lions squad to face Spain and Switzerland due to a groin strain, and has been sent back to his club for treatment. Squad update: @officialAL20 will require further assessment on a groin strain, having withdrawn from today’s training session. Lallana won’t feature against Spain or Switzerland and has returned to @LFC. pic.twitter.com/aF5gDP7pxX— England (@England) September 4, 2018Lallana’s injury setback is a blow for a player that had worked with the Three Lions throughout their World Cup preparation camp, only to watch from afar as they progressed to the semi-finals in Russia.Southgate’s squad is already down to 22 men after Raheem Sterling withdrew on Monday evening with a back problem.England have yet to confirm whether the group of 21 will be added to, but Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke was brought up from the England Under-21s squad to bolster numbers in training on Tuesday. It’s the latest setback for Lallana, whose recent Reds career has been plagued by constant fitness issues.The midfielder was hoping to add to his 34 England caps in the upcoming UEFA Nations League clash with Spain and friendly against Switzerland, having been recalled by manager Gareth Southgate after last season’s injury issues cost him a place in the World Cup squad.The former Southampton man started Tuesday’s session at St George’s Park with the rest of the 22-man squad, but left early after picking up the injury.His withdrawal was later confirmed by the Football Association.center_img 1last_img

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