Adam Lallana’s reunion with Liverpool lasts just 8 MINUTES, while the Brighton midfielder comes in in the second half but is forced out with an injury moments later.
- Adam Lallana lasted just eight minutes against Liverpool before coming out
- The midfielder came off the bench and faced his old side for the first time
- But his game was cut short after he was forced out with a suspected injury
Adam Lallana’s Liverpool reunion lasted just eight minutes and the Brighton midfielder suffered another injury.
Lallana started on the bench, but was brought in in the 63rd minute by Seagulls’ boss Graham Potter, just after Liverpool took the lead through Diego Jota.
The former Reds man had barely touched the ball before running through the tunnel to be replaced by Alireza Jahanbakhsh.
Adam Lallana’s reunion with Liverpool lasted eight minutes after he was forced out with an injury
The midfielder faced his old side for the first time since leaving the club in the summer
The midfielder was hesitant for the game after suffering a groin injury in Brighton’s victory over Aston Villa last weekend.
And it looks like the 32-year-old was injured again during his brief cameo against his former squad.
The Seagulls then claimed a run in Lallana’s absence, with Pascal Gross converting a dramatic 93-minute penalty after VAR found that Andy Robertson had knocked out Danny Welbeck in the area.
Brighton claimed a point in Lallana’s absence, with Pascal Gross scoring a late penalty
Jurgen Klopp had praised Lallana prior to the match, calling him a ‘friend for life’.
“We still miss him, but it’s not easy to miss Adam Lallana as pretty much everyone at the club is still in touch with him – not so much this week, but he’s a friend for life.”
When Lallana left the club in the summer, Klopp insisted he was a club legend after winning the Premier League in his final season.
Jurgen Klopp praised Lallana before the game, calling him a Liverpool legend
‘For now, if you ask me, I already miss everything about him. He is one of the most influential players in terms of training quality I’ve ever had in my life. He’s an incredible professional, ”said Klopp.
So he’s been one of the most important players of the time since I’ve been here, so I only wish him the best for the future.
“I think he’s already a legend here, so he can become a legend elsewhere next season.”