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Lallana sent off for grabbing opponent's throat in Under-23 outing

06 February 2018

Lallana and Tottenham captain George Marsh, 19, collided while contesting for a ball in the air in the 63rd minute, and the Liverpool man took exception to the challenge.

Adam Lallana was shown a red card in Liverpool U23's game against Tottenham U23s on Monday night.

But he was dismissed shortly after the hour mark after a late challenge from George Marsh.

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Lallana has not played since the defeat to Swansea City on January 23 (AEDT) after suffering a "little tear" in his thigh.

England worldwide Lallana gave the officials little choice after he throttled Spurs U23 captain George Marsh. He came up from behind and grabbed him with an arm around the neck, pulling the teenager into a chokehold.

But the Reds fell behind to a Jack Rose strike eight minutes before the red card.

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While this resulted in a three-match ban from Premier League 2 for the England International, it will not affect him in the first team.

Lallana had suffered an injury setback following a long-awaited return from a groin problem. As well as starting with Lallana, they also had Danny Ings, Dominic Solanke and Ben Woodburn in the first 11.

But the midfielder will still be available for Liverpool's Premier League match against his former club Southampton on Sunday.

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Lallana sent off for grabbing opponent's throat in Under-23 outing