Jurgen Klopp opens up about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool FC injury
Jurgen Klopp delivers the latest update on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after Liverpool FC's 5-2 win over AS Roma
Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he is still hoping that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury is not too serious after he picked up the problem during Liverpool FC’s 5-2 win over AS Roma on Tuesday night.
The England midfielder had to be carried off the pitch on a stretcher after suffering a serious looking knee problem during the first half of the Champions League clash at Anfield on Tuesday night.
It remains to be seen exactly how long Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for as the Reds assess the injury in the coming days.
However, Klopp has insisted that he is trying to remain positive, despite admitting that the setback put a dampener on the whole evening on Tuesday night.
Speaking at his post-match news conference, Klopp said: “We don’t know it exactly but if the medical department is quite concerned without a scan then you can imagine it is difficult.
“The season is not that long anymore, so it doesn’t look good. I am a very positive person and still hope that he only feels bad and is not that bad, but we will see that.
“I see in your faces, maybe you are a little bit surprised I am not flying, mood-wise.
“It’s just we lost a fantastic player tonight and that is not good news, so I am not really in the mood to talk about specific, fantastic things. We have to do a job again in Rome, that’s no problem and we expected that before. We will go there and play as good as possible for us.
“I know since I am in, Liverpool always has to take the slightly more difficult way.
“It’s again like this, but in the end – very often – Liverpool still succeeded and that’s what we will try with all we have. [It was] a very positive result tonight. Not as positive as possible, but the performance was very positive.
“If one of my players doesn’t think that Roma will try to come back, he will not play.”
Liverpool FC will now briefly switch their attentions back towards Premier League affairs and their home clash against Stoke City on Saturday lunchtime.
Klopp will then focus on preparing his team for their trip to AS Roma for the return leg of their semi-final tie on Wednesday night next week in Italy.
Liverpool FC are currently in third place in the Premier League table as they look to secure their spot in the top four this term.