England will have to do without Adam Lallana in World Cup qualifiers

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In what can be pegged as disappointing news for England, Adam Lallana won’t be playing for the country in the World Cup qualifiers as he is currently down with injury.

Lallana, who scored the winner during manager Sam Allardyce’s only game in charge against Slovakia, won’t be playing England’s World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia scheduled on October 8 and 11 respectively. Lallana is suffering from a groin injury, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has revealed.

The 28-year-old was forced off the field in Liverpool’s match against Swansea City in the first half at the Liberty Stadium.

“Adam felt it, tried it again and it didn’t work. In this moment they (Lallana and Dejan Lovren) have no chance for the national teams,” Klopp told the club’s website. “But hopefully 15 or 16 days should be enough to bring them back on the pitch.”

England’s caretaker boss Gareth Southgate will name his squad on Sunday.

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