Klopp guided Liverpool to a 3-0 over Southampton in November. (Getty)Jurgen Klopp has revealed he’s unhappy with Adam Lallana after he was sent off for Liverpool’s Under-23 side against Spurs earlier this week.
Lallana saw red for violent conduct after reacting angrily following an aerial dual with Tottenham’s George Marsh.
The former Southampton midfielder jumped to his feet and grabbed the neck of Marsh, which prompted the match official to send off the England international.
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‘I spoke to him about that, he’s not happy about it,’ said Klopp. ‘Adam is not happy about the reaction as I was not happy about it. But that does not change my mind about Adam.
‘As a former footballer when I saw the other challenge, to be honest, I understand a little bit but it’s not to excuse. There is nothing good to say about the reaction.
‘As long as nobody has been seriously injured afterwards there will be after a few days nobody speaks about it again.’
Liverpool 2017/18 Fixtures
Southampton (A) – Sun Feb 11Porto (A) – Wed Feb 14 (Champions League)West Ham (H) – Sat Feb 24Newcastle United (H) – Sat March 3Porto (H) – Tues March 6 (Champions League)Manchester United (A) – Sat March 10Watford (H) – Sat March 17Crystal Palace (A) – Sat March 31
Lallana played for Southampton before joining Liverpool. (Getty)The Reds Under-23 side went on to lose the game 1-0 and they also ended the match with nine men after Liverpool youngster George Johnston also saw red for two bookable offences.
Klopp’s side take on Southampton in the Premier League on February 11 and he’s admitted Lallana’s remains a doubt to feature in the starting line-up.
‘He is for an option for the squad, if he is an option for first 11? I would rather think not at the moment,’ Klopp added.
‘I sleep twice before we play Southampton so maybe I’ll change my mind so we will see.’
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