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Lallana: Evolution not revolution at Liverpool

Adam Lallana has impressed un Jurgen Klopp. Credit: PA

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana admits successive draws in new manager Jurgen Klopp's first two matches have added a dose of realism to temper fans' sky-high expectations.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach's arrival at Anfield a fortnight ago sparked a wave of optimism on Merseyside with many fans predicting great things from the off.

It was never going to just change overnight. Maybe the reaction to him coming in was a bit over the top but he's a great manager who has had great success.

He's asking people to do different things to what they were used to so it will take a bit of time. I think in his first two games you have seen glimpses and moments of the style he wants to play.

It's not going to happen overnight, but I'm very confident we're going to succeed under him. The fans here demand success here and we want to give them that.

– Adam Lallana


Juventus not selling Marchisio to Liverpool

Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio is not interested in joining Liverpool and wants to finish his career with Juventus, according to the Turin club's chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.

Marchisio has been linked with a move to Anfield to work under new Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, but Marotta believes the 29-year-old is going nowhere - despite the Bianconeri having received "several offers".

"We get so many offers for our players, but we are used to buying - not selling," Marotta told Premium Sport shortly before Juve's 0-0 Serie A draw at Inter Milan on Sunday evening.

Claudio Marchisio wants to stay in Turin. Credit: PA

"We have renewed with him, our focus is strong and I think Claudio's first thought is to finish his career here. Not only Liverpool, we have received several offers."

Marchisio, a Juve youth product, signed a five-year contract in July to remain with the Old Lady until June 2020.


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Liverpool irked with FA over Rossiter injury

Liverpool are less than impressed with England Under-19s' handling of Jordan Rossiter after the midfielder returned from international duty injured.

In another blow to new manager Jurgen Klopp, who has seen striker Danny Ings and defender Joe Gomez ruled out for several months with knee ligament problems in the last couple of days, the 18-year-old has reported back to the Reds' Melwood training ground with a hamstring injury.

Jordan Rossiter will miss the Spurs game. Credit: PA

Press Association Sport understands the club are unhappy the youngster, who has made three first-team appearances this season and been involved in the squad throughout, played the full 90 minutes for England Under-19s three times in the space of just five days - the only outfield player to do so.

Rossiter's injury rules him out of Saturday's trip to Tottenham for Klopp's first match in charge denies him the chance to stake his claim immediately under the new manager.

The Football Association declined to comment on individual players' injuries.

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