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|Liverpool news: Adam Lallana makes England World Cup squad revelation
| sbobet24 ADAM LALLANA believes he would have been included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup had it not been for his injury problems. The Liverpool midfielder started just one Premier League game all season after continuous hamstring problems after an initial issue picked up in pre-season. That sidelined the 30-year-old until late November while a recurrence of his hamstring problems denied him the chance to stake a late claim for the Three Lions squad towards the end of the season. His difficult campaign followed an instrumental year in which he contributed eight goals and seven assists for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
And the 2016 England Player of the Year - who was named on the six-man back-up list to Southgate’s 23-man selection for this summer’s tournament in Russia - is confident he would have been on the plane if not for his lack of games. On Southgate’s support, Lallana said: “I have had a couple of good chats with him this week. He knows this week would have been difficult for me.
sbobet24 “I think he would want me there [at the World Cup], but circumstances mean it is just not possible for one reason or another. “I appreciate how he has been with me. I couldn’t have asked for a manager to communicate with me any better. The respect he has shown me I really appreciate. “I have been in constant dialogue with Gareth throughout the whole season really not just since my last injury, the hamstring back in March, and he has been absolutely fantastic with me. “He called me to ask if I would be happy to be on stand-by. I said to him that I would always be available.”
Despite failing to make the manager’s final selection, Lallana turned up to England training early and he admitted the difficult of joining his compatriots at St George’s Park in the knowledge that he would not be travelling to Eastern Europe next week. “I felt like I did the right thing coming and training with England in the last week,” he added. “It has not been easy. It was always about being available and helping the gaffer and the squad by being part of the sessions and being around it. He explained the situation and was completely honest.
“His communication with the players is one of his greatest strengths. He never messes you around, so you know where you stand and that’s been the case since he called me to say I wouldn’t be in the 23. “Of course, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I want to be out there, but these things happen, it’s the circumstances and I wish the lads the best of luck. I will be their biggest supporter I can tell you that.” England open their World Cup campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd a week on Monday - June 18 (7pm). sbobet24