But despite his slow progress the 30-year-old said he expects to be back in the England squad soon following the Reds 3-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund over in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Watch Lallana’s surprising admission after the International Champions Cup clash on Sunday below.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was left searching for answers after the Reds plummeted to a shock 3-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in Charlotte on Monday in their opening match of the International Champions Cup.
While for Dortmund manager Lucien Favre there were many positives to reflect on after his side’s second big-scalp in a week after they defeated Manchester City 1-0 in Chicago on Saturday.
Here’s what both bosses had to say after the match.
All eyes in Charlotte for the clash between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund in the International Champions Cup were meant to be on Jurgen Klopp’s big spenders, but instead it was a sometime-Reds target who stole the show – US wunderkind Christian Pulisic.
The 19-year=old, who Klopp has often spoke of in glowing admiration, only came on at half-time but he tore the Merseysiders to shreds in a 27-minute spell beginning in the 66th minute where he first won and then converted a penalty, before he struck a thunderbolt passed a prone Loris Karius.
Pulisic then set up Dortmund’s third goal with a fierce strike pointlessly parried by the hapless Reds custodian straight to Jacob Bruun Larsen.
We take a closer look at the Dortmund star who just put a few more zeroes on his asking price.