“Hang your head in shame”, “Bin him at end of season” Liverpool fans react to first-team star’s red card in U23 game

Adam Lallana was sent-off playing for Liverpool U23s on Monday after an altercation with Tottenham Hotspur’s George Marsh.

Lallana has not played since the defeat to Swansea City on January 22 after suffering a little tear in his thigh. The midfielder’s comeback was cut short just past the hour mark when he reacted angrily to a challenge from Tottenham Under-23 captain Marsh in the second-half, with Spurs 1-0 up at Stevenage’s Broadhall Way stadium.

The 29-year-old got to his feet and jumped on his opponent from behind, grabbing Marsh’s neck around with his right hand while pushing the player’s head down with his left. The referee produced a straight red to the Liverpool player for his actions in the 61st minute.

Lallana had to be dragged away by teammate Danny Ings and was shown a straight red card before heading down the tunnel.

On Monday, the England international started for the under-23s in the Premier League 2 fixture along with Danny Ings, Dominic Solanke and Ben Woodburn. As reported by the Express, luckily for Jurgen Klopp, Lallana will still be available for Liverpool’s first-team despite being shown a straight red card as the three-match ban only applies to U23 matches.

That would mean Lallana would be available for first-team selection. Liverpool’s next three Premier League games are against Southampton, West Ham and Newcastle United.

The former Southampton man has had an annoying season of injury setbacks. The midfielder has made only seven appearances all term and his last appearance was in the away defeat to Swansea on January 22.

Seeing Lallana entirely lose his head in the 1-0 defeat to Spurs, this is how the Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter, with many claiming for a ban in the Premier League too.