Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Suffered "a Really Bad Injury" Says Jurgen Klopp

Ross Houston
April 25, 2018

You know it's not promising when a manager doesn't rattle off the typical response about waiting for the scan before providing an update.


Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is seemingly facing a period on the sidelines with the England global picking up a suspected knee injury against Roma on Tuesday night.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was involved in a challenge with Roma's Aleksandar Kolarov and underwent lengthy treatment on the pitch before being carried back to the dressing room on a stretcher, and Georginio Wijnaldum came on in his place.

"It doesn't look good".

Oxlade-Chamberlain was selected for the 2014 World Cup but was unable to feature due to a knee issue sustained in a warm-up friendly against Ecuador.

"People might be surprised I'm not flying mood-wise but we have lost a fantastic player tonight and that's not good news", said Klopp. The season is not that long anymore.

"Yes, that is how it is, unfortunately", Klopp said. I am very positive person and hope it only feels bad.

Speaking after the game, Klopp told BT Sport: "Oxlade, it's probably a really bad injury. We need to be creative in the next few games [with team selection]", he added. "It can not be a little bit less, because we really need the crowd".

Oxlade-Chamberlain has become an established member of England coach Gareth Southgate's squad after settling well at Liverpool following his move from Arsenal at the end of last year's summer transfer window.

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