Jurgen Klopp will secretly 'love' injury crisis says Adam Lallana


Adam Lallana has expressed his belief that Jurgen Klopp will secretly "love" Liverpool 's injury problems because it opens ground for a 'test period'

Adam Lallana: Jurgen Klopp will 'love' injury problems.

The former Liverpool midfielder believe Klopp likes being the "underdog" and will relish bringing his squad together amid a defensive injury crisis.

Liverpool saw talismanic centre-back Virgil van Dijk side-lined with a cruciate ligament injury after a rash tackle from Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside derby clash with Everton on October 17.

Fabinho, a defensive midfielder by trade, was asked to fill in for the Netherlands international in subsequent wins over Ajax and Sheffield United , having proven he can play at the back during a 2-0 triumph at Chelsea earlier in the season.

The Brazilian impressed enough to retain his place alongside Joe Gomez for the meeting with FC Midtjylland at Anfield on Tuesday, but he was unable to finish the match after going down with a hamstring injury .

Klopp confirmed Fabinho will undergo a scan on the issue after the Champions League clash.

Lallana, who joined Brighton after being released by the Reds at the end of the 2019-20 campaign, thinks Klopp will try to turn a mounting defensive crisis into a positive, having always relished being an "underdog" over the course of his managerial career.

"He won't use anything as an excuse, he’ll say it’s the same for every team," the ex-Anfield favourite told
BT Sport. "He'll say, 'we've got the squad to adapt and deal with it'.

"He'll meet the challenge face on, the lads will be in tomorrow and they'll recover and he'll pick a team to beat West Ham. Okay, it's going to be a test but it’s a test that he’ll love and the lads will get together and help each other out.

"Coming from the underdog region he likes that. So there’ll be a little bit of him that will enjoy this test and he’ll be fired up for it."

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