Liverpool trio will miss international break due to injury

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Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool (L) and Modou Barrow of Swansea City (R) battle for possession during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales.
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Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne will not join up with their national teams due to injury, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Liverpool picked up three points against Swansea City yesterday, as well as three injuries to key players. Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne have all come away from the clash in Wales with injuries. The 2-1 victory now seems quite costly as the trio are all important to the club.

All three, formerly of Southampton, will miss the upcoming international break.

The Echo reports that Clyne has been struggling with a knee injury for a few weeks and that he will miss England’s World Cup qualifiers as a result of the persisting issue. His withdrawal from the England squad is more out of precaution than an actual injury.

Adam Lallana limped off the pitch at Swansea after what seemed to be an innocuous clash with Leon Britton. His substitution in the 23rd minute concerned many Liverpool supporters given his prolific form in recent weeks.

Dejan Lovren injured his groin and is a doubt to feature for Croatia this week.

Jurgen Klopp was quick to dispell any suggestions that the injuries were too serious. In his post-match press conference, the German manager said, “Dejan was one of the last moments of the game. [It is a] groin [injury] for both, hopefully not that serious.

“Adam felt it, tried it again and it didn’t work. In this moment they have no chance for the national teams.

“But hopefully 16 days should be enough to bring them back onto the pitch for the next game.

“Things like this happen – there was no sign of it in the week. The pitch was a little bit wet, of course, so things like this can happen. It’s not too nice but nothing else.”

It may be blessing in disguise that the trio misses the international break. While they may be injured already, international duty comes with the constant threat of injury and, for now, all three seem likely to play against Manchester United on the 17th of October.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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