STEVENAGE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Adam Lallana of Liverpool and George Marsh of Tottenham during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at The Lamex Stadium on February 5, 2018 in Stevenage, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Adam Lallana was sent off for the Liverpool U23s for violent conduct toward a Spurs youth player.

The Liverpool midfielder started for the Reds in Monday evening’s U23s game against Tottenham Hotspur U23s in order to regain match fitness.

Lallana has been sidelined from senior duty due to injury and missed Sunday’s 2-2 draw with the London club at Anfield.

But the England international reacted furiously to a mid-air challenge by Spurs’ George Marsh, 19, midway through the second half of the Premier League 2 clash, which Liverpool lost 1-0.

The 29-year-old Liverpool player appeared to grab his teenage opponent by the neck. He was then shown a straight red card.

“I’ve never seen Adam react like that,” said Liverpool’s U23s manager Neil Critchley, according to BBC Sport.

Lallana had suffered an injury setback following a long-awaited return from a groin problem.

Jurgen Klopp will no doubt be disappointed with the way that his player reacted in the game towards the Spurs teenager, but he will be relieved that bans received in youth leagues do not carry over to first-team matches.

It was a miserable night for the Liverpool youngsters, who were beaten by Jack Roles’ second-half volley. The young Reds ended the game with just nine men after George Johnston picked up a second yellow card late on.

The incident is not without precedent. Fellow England international Jack Wilshere was also sent off for violent conduct in an U23s game for Arsenal against Manchester City in August of last year.

Liverpool fans react to Lallana’s red card

It’s safe to say most Liverpool fans were bewildered at Lallana’s apparent rage, with literally none of those selected below feeling inclined to defend him…

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