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.
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.
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.
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.
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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