You see the sessions here, what a footballer he is, it’s incredible.
“Still it feels like people say, ‘He was injured, he was injured’ – yes, but in the moment he is not. I had, for example, Ilkay Gundogan, who was twice, if not three times, really seriously injured and now for one or two years he is playing completely without any injury.
Are you really comparing Gundogan with Lallana here? Lallana who is past his peak years now, 31 and still picking up injuries on a regular basis with a 20 something player. Oh and by the way, no matter how much we love Klopp, he's wrong about Gundogan because he missed about 10 games last season with a hamstring injury, including the 0-0 draw with us. (note, this does not mean I'm saying I'm now more qualified than Klopp).
I'm not sure what your point is exactly. You haven't actually replied to anything from my initial post, but you have somehow managed to bring Henderson and now Gundogan into it.
It's also very selective that quote you posted from Klopp about Lallana because when talking about this new role for Lallana, he goes on to say it would be used only in games we are very dominant. -"“Outstanding players, you always try to find the best position on the pitch and in some games it’s possible the best position for Adam Lallana is the No.6. It must be a very dominant game, by the way, but he can play that. “That’s why we do it, using pre-season for little experiments. That’s it.”"
So basically he's trying to find a role for Lallana because at the moment, there are plenty of players ahead of him in every position. Every other player is playing in their main position, apart from Lallana. I think that says it all about how much in the plans he is for next season. Experimenting using Lallana in a position that could be his best position now but is only likely to play in games we are really dominating. What's the point of that? If there is a game we are expected to heavily dominate then the chances are, something like that would be worked on during training in the build up to the game, not in pre-season. He's trying to find a role for him that limits his risk of injury because virtually all of his injuries are muscular, like Sturridge, he can't play that pressing game without a risk of injuring himself.
He may well be looking damn good in training, shame it's been a completely different story in our 2 matches so far, Bradford in particular where he kept on getting tackled whilst trying to do his drag backs. It will be like Sturridge last season, he will have the odd game here and there, maybe even put in the odd decent performance but in a years time he will be out the door on a free transfer.
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