Klopp issues response to Lallana’s Liverpool U23s red card

Date published: Friday 9th February 2018 1:44

Jurgen Klopp says he has spoken to Adam Lallana about his red card for violent conduct while playing for Liverpool Under 23s.

Lallana started a game for the club’s reserve side earlier this week against Tottenham, but was sent off in the second half for grabbing midfielder George Marsh around the throat.

Klopp has denied that Lallana’s reaction had anything to do with playing in the Under 23s.

But the German admitted his unhappiness at the situation.

“It’s not nice. I spoke to him, it’s not how it should be. He wasn’t happy about the reaction and I wasn’t either,” he said.

“It was not that he was angry at having to play with the Under 23s. There’s nothing good to say about the reaction but as a former footballer, when I saw the other challenge – it’s not to excuse – but we all did a few things we were not proud of.

“He is an option for the squad (on Sunday), maybe not the first XI. He looks fresh and good but we need to settle a bit and use Adam as there are about 18-19 games to go

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