Adam Lallana is aware of his former Liverpool teammates is not going to be utilizing accidents as an excuse for his or her 2020/21 season, however there isn’t any hiding from its vital affect on performances.
It’s been a case of 1 step ahead and three steps again for Liverpool within the harm area this marketing campaign, with greater than 15 gamers having succumbed to harm all through.
Actually, by the point March got here across the Reds had seen gamers sidelined for extra days than some other Premier League membership, with a mixed whole of greater than 1000 days missed.
With setbacks to key gamers along with a scarcity of squad depth, Liverpool have been pressured to shift personnel and in flip, the steadiness of the crew has been shifted.
It leaves Jurgen Klopp‘s facet desperately combating for a top-four spot, the place they’re at present 5 factors adrift, after dropping 41 factors in 29 video games.
And for Lallana, who left the membership in the summertime after six years, it ought to be clear to everybody that the playing cards Liverpool have been dealt haven’t been beneficial, but it surely can’t be used as “an excuse.”
Having intricate information of the squad, the previous No. 20 is firmly of the idea that it is just a hiccup and that Liverpool will “bounce again” subsequent season with gamers and followers returning.
“I believe the reason being there for everyone to see,” Lallana informed talkSPORT. “It’s clearly an detached season.
“Being one other COVID season. With out the followers and everybody is aware of how a lot of an impression Anfield is with the followers there.
“The accidents that they’ve had. You can not disguise from that.
“It’s not an excuse. I do know plenty of the gamers, and I nonetheless communicate to them now, and so they received’t be utilizing that as an excuse, however I believe it’s a cause why they’ve struggled a bit this season.
“I’m greater than assured that they’ll bounce again subsequent season once they have just a few extra gamers again and some extra followers in.
“And so they nonetheless have lots to play for this season. I’m fairly certain they’ll need to end in that high 4, for certain.”
It could definitely be remiss to dismiss Liverpool’s state of affairs this season, as some within the media have, however as Lallana rightly factors out the crew is poised to strike again after what has been a season like no different.