KEY POINTS

  • Klopp says Lallana will mostly not play for Liverpool again
  • Lallana is set to leave Liverpool at the end of the season
  • He joined the Reds from Southampton in the summer of 2014

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Adam Lallana, who is set to leave the club at the end of the season, is unlikely to play for the club in the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign.

Lallana signed a short-term deal that would keep him with Liverpool till the end of the extended season. Klopp, who respects the midfielder so much that he is reluctant to use the player in the remaining matches knowing any injury could ruin Lallana’s next move after Liverpool.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League fixture against Brighton, Klopp was asked if Lallana would feature in the match. "It is clear Adam will leave the club in the summer. But now we have a difficult situation, but I will respect Adam a lot. And everything with Adam is sorted, let me say it like this," the German manager replied to the Sky Sports.

“He is so fit, he is training, everything is fine. But yes, the future is his future, and if we need his help on the pitch we can get it. He is there. He trains 100 percent but as long as we don't need it, he will just train. That is the normal thing. I think there were a lot of discussions about players without contracts, with him there was not even a discussion,” Klopp told the publication while talking about Lallana, who joined Liverpool in 2014.

Lallana, who has made 178 appearances for Liverpool, has been an integral part of the club in Klopp’s era. He has won the Champions League in 2018-19 season before being a part of the team that won the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019. He has played 22 matches in Liverpool’s successful campaign in the Premier League season that saw the club win their first league title in as long as 30 years.

Praising the 32-year-old midfielder, Klopp termed him an incredible professional before calling him a “legend”.

“It was clear Adam would extend his contract and he wants to do that as well, but he will not put any risk on his future or whatever. That is absolutely clear. For now, if you ask me about it, I miss already everything about him. He is one of the most influential players on the training quality I have ever had in my life. He is an incredible professional. So he is one of the most important players of the time since I am here so I wish him only the best for the future. From my point of view, he is already a legend here, so he can become a legend somewhere else from next season on,” added Klopp, as reported by Sky Sports