Ian Wright admits he was left ‘distraught’ by Liverpool FC star

Ian Wright admits he was left distraught by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury setback

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Ian Wright
Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright has admitted that he was left distraught by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury setback with Liverpool FC on Tuesday night.

The 24-year-old midfielder had to be carried from the pitch on a stretcher after having picked up a knee problem during the first half of Liverpool FC’s 5-2 Champions League win over AS Roma on Tuesday night.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has since been ruled out for the rest of the season due to knee ligament damage and he will also miss this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

And Arsenal legend Wright has admitted that he was not happy at all to see Oxlade-Chamberlain suffer the setback during the Champions League clash this week.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Wright said: “I was gutted to see that. I was distraught.

“How well he has done there [at Liverpool FC]. He has taken a lot of stick since his move there.

“To see how he has progressed under Klopp to get an injury like that so early into a game… I was gutted for him.”

Liverpool FC are now turning their attentions back towards Premier League affairs and their home clash with Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds will then switch their focus back towards the Champions League and their crunch return leg of the semi-final clash against AS Roma in Italy on Wednesday night next week.

Liverpool FC are aiming to try and reach the final and set up a showdown against either Bayern Munich or Real Madrid in the final next month in Kiev.

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