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Published: 15:11 | 6/1/16

Lallana: Injuries are bad luck

Adam Lallana believes bad luck is to blame for Liverpool's lengthy injury list.

Liverpool's 1-0 Capital One Cup semi-final first-leg win over Stoke City on Tuesday was overshadowed by the loss of Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren to injury.

Both players sustained hamstring injuries in the win at the Britannia Stadium, joining Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Jordan Rossiter and Martin Skrtel, who have all been sidelined with the same problem in recent weeks.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is without 11 first-team players through injury and there have been suggestions that the German's training methods are to blame for the lengthy list of casualties.

Lallana, however, has rubbished claims that the changes in training have taken their toll on the squad.

"It's a big blow losing Philippe and Dejan, and we just hope they aren't going to be out for long," Lallana told the Liverpool Echo.

"Sometimes you are just unlucky with injuries and we've had a lot of bad luck recently.

"I know from my time at Liverpool that we've got a world class medical team here. We certainly can't point the finger at anyone.

"We have had a change of manager this season. When that happens lads look to impress more and give more. But I don't think these injuries have got anything to do with any changes to our training.

"We've had so many games recently that we've mainly been doing recovery sessions between games so it's not as if the training has been really intensive. You can't blame that.”

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