Liverpool FC midfielder Adam Lallana has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering from knock to his lateral collateral ligament during a training session.

Adam Lallana’s Liverpool career went off to disappointing start as he picked up an injury to his lateral collateral ligament during a training session and is now set to miss six weeks of action. But the Englishman will not require a surgery, the Reds have confirmed.

The 26-year-old midfielder signed for Liverpool this summer after the Reds agreed a £25m fee with Southampton. Lallana was set to make his debut for Liverpool in a preseason match against Olympiakos, at the Guinness International Champions Cup, to be held at Chicago tomorrow. But the English club has issued a statement revealing that Lallana has picked up an injury and will be out of action for six weeks.

“Lallana sustained a knock to his lateral collateral ligament during a session at the Reds’ Harvard University training base in Boston.

“Lallana has been assessed by Liverpool’s medical staff and does not require surgery.

“No specific timeframe has been placed on a return to fitness, but injuries of this nature can result in a spell of anywhere up to six weeks on the sidelines.

“The England international will undergo further assessment by the club’s medical team in the United States and on return to Liverpool.” – Read an official statement on Liverpool’s website.

Six week of absence means Lallana will miss Liverpool’s opening Premier League fixture against his former club Southampton, along with away trips to face Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool do have tough start to their campaign and Brendan Rodgers will hope that Lallana can recover faster than expected in order to feature in those game.