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Lallana will not face Liverpool punishment for reckless U-23 red card

The England international's misdemeanour in a meeting with Tottenham will not affect his chances of being named in the Reds squad to face Southampton

Jurgen Klopp says Adam Lallana is an option for Liverpool's squad to face Southampton on Sunday despite admitting to speaking with the midfielder about his red card for the Reds' Under-23 side on Monday.

England midfielder Lallana has not played competitively since Liverpool's defeat to Swansea City on January 22 due to a slight tear in his thigh.

Lallana stepped up his comeback by playing in the Premier League 2 match against Tottenham, but was dismissed on the hour after reacting angrily to a challenge from Spurs' U-23 captain George Marsh .

A fuming Lallana jumped on Marsh's back and wrapped his hands around his throat following an aerial challenge, before being led away and ultimately shown a red card.

Klopp was not happy with Lallana's reaction, but says that as a former player he can sympathise with in-game frustrations.

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