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Lallana in recovery as Reds set optimistic return date


Both Adam Lallana and Liverpool are still hopeful the midfielder can return to action before the end of the season, as his injury treatment continues.

Lallana has not featured since limping off five minutes after coming on in the Reds’ 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace in March, and has played just 380 minutes all season.

After picking up a thigh problem during pre-season the 29-year-old was seemingly rushed back into action on the turn of the year, but this latest hamstring issue is a bitter blow.

Given his lack of game time, Lallana’s chances of making the England squad for this summer’s World Cup are slim.

But according to the Liverpool Echo he is still holding out hope that he could feature for Liverpool before the season’s up.

James Pearce reports that Lallana is currently in South Africa, undergoing treatment at the Sports Science Institute in Cape Town as he bids for a return before May.

Lallana is said to be “desperate to get back fit,” while the club “are leaving no stone unturned in their mission to make that happen.”

This is not the first time Lallana has headed abroad as part of his rehabilitation, having spent time in Qatar back in October as he recovered from his previous injury.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 3, 2018: Liverpool's Adam Lallana during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United FC at Anfield. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

It should still be deemed highly unlikely that he plays any major role in Liverpool’s campaign in either the Premier League or the Champions League this season.

The Reds have four more games to play in the league—West Brom (A), Stoke City (H),

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