Jurgen Klopp provides latest Liverpool FC injury update on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
The Liverpool FC manager confirms Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a serious injury problem
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks to have suffered a serious injury following Liverpool FC’s 5-2 win against AS Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday night.
The England international moved to the Reds in a £40m deal from Premier League rivals Arsenal in the 2017 summer transfer window despite the offer of a new contract from the Gunners.
Oxlade-Chamberlain made a slow start to his Liverpool FC career before the 24-year-old started to flourish under Jurgen Klopp in the second half of the 2017-18 Premier League campaign.
The Liverpool FC star scored in Liverpool FC’s 3-0 win against Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final earlier this month.
Klopp handed Oxlade-Chamberlain a starting spot for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Serie A giants AS Roma but was forced off due to an injury problem in the first half.
Liverpool FC eased to a 5-2 win over AS Roma courtesy of goals from Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane at Anfield.
Speaking at his post-match media conference following an impressive first leg performance, Klopp said:
“Oxlade, it’s probably a really bad injury.
“If we can say that already before the scan, that’s never good news so that means for us it’s a massive blow, of course.
“We have still a few very important games to go and the squad doesn’t get bigger in the moment, so we obviously need to be creative in the next few games.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain won three FA Cup titles in four seasons at Arsenal before his summer move to Liverpool FC.