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Adam Lallana escapes Liverpool first-team ban despite red card in reserve match

The midfielder received a straight red card for grabbing Spurs midfielder George Marsh's neck in a moment of madness

It looks like Adam Lallana won’t be banned for Liverpool’s first-team, despite receiving a straight red card for violent conduct in an Under-23 match on Monday evening

The midfielder completely lost his rag when he clashed with Spurs youngster George Marsh, grabbing the 19-year-old by the neck from behind after an aerial clash between the two.

The two players challenged for the aerial ball

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The two players challenged for the aerial ball

With Marsh winning the header

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With Marsh winning the header

Lallana was hurt in the clash

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Lallana was hurt in the clash

And reacted angrily

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And reacted angrily

He totally loses it

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He totally loses it

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He needed to be pulled back by his teammates as the referee showed him a straight red card.

Teammate Danny Ings even had to drag him down the tunnel.

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But believe it or not, the 29-year-old won’t be banned for Liverpool’s first-team. 

That’s right; it’s understood that Lallana’s punishment will be confined to the competition in which he was dismissed.

So, he’ll be banned from playing in the next three Under-23 games, but is free to play for the seniors.

Funny, huh?

As some folks on Twitter pointed out, it seems a little lean that his punishment won’t be carried over to the first-team.

Still, rules are rules, and (if he’s fit) he’ll be available to play against his former employers Southampton at the weekend.

It’s been a frustrating season so far for Adam

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It’s been a frustrating season so far for Adam

Still, it’ll be some welcome good news for Lallana, who’s endured a desperately frustrating campaign after suffering a thigh injury in pre-season.

He’s found himself in and out of Liverpool’s first-team, suffering several set-backs on his road to recovery.


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