Klopp will secretly "love" Liverpool's damage issues, Lallana mentioned

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The former Red believes the German boss likes to be the "outsider" and will enjoy bringing his squad together in a defensive injury crisis

Adam Lallana has expressed his belief that Jurgen Klopp will secretly "love" Liverpool's injury problems because he enjoys facing a "challenging face".

In Liverpool, the talisman center-back Virgil van Dijk had to deal with a cruciate ligament injury after a rash duel between Jordan Pickford in the derby on Merseyside against Everton on October 17.

A defensive midfielder by profession, Fabinho was asked to stand in for the Netherlands international in subsequent wins against Ajax and Sheffield United after proving he could play in the back in a 2-0 win at Chelsea earlier this season .

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The Brazilian was impressed enough to keep his place alongside Joe Gomez for the meeting with FC Midtjylland at Anfield on Tuesday but was unable to finish the game after a hamstring injury.

Klopp confirmed that Fabinho will run a scan on the issue after the Champions League clash, but was not optimistic about his chances of being fit to face West Ham in the Premier League at the weekend.

"He felt his Achilles tendon, and that's not good," the German boss told reporters. "He said he could have continued playing but no sprints, which doesn't help. We'll see, we'll know more after a scan, but of course it's not good."

Gomez is now the only full center-back on the Liverpool squad. 19-year-old Rhys Williams is up for a run in the team after a solid performance in the 2-0 win against Midtjylland.

Lallana, who joined Brighton after being sacked by the Reds at the end of the 2019-20 campaign, believes Klopp will seek to turn a mounting defensive crisis into a positive one as he has always enjoyed it throughout his managerial career To be an "outsider".

"He's not going to use anything as an excuse, he'll say it's the same for every team," Anfield's ex-favorite told BT Sport. "He will say," We have the squad to adapt and deal with. "

"He will rise to the challenge, the boys will be there tomorrow and they will recover and he will choose a team to beat West Ham." Okay it'll be a test but it's a test he'll love and the guys will get together and help each other. "

“That comes from the outsider region. So there will be a little bit of him that will enjoy this test and he will be cheered for it. "

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