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Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp admits Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered ‘probably a really bad injury’

Oxlade-Chamberlain lies on the floor in agony

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Jurgen Klopp has admitted the injury Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered in their Champions League clash with Roma is 'probably a really bad injury'.

The former Arsenal man looks doubtful for the World Cup after writhing in agony on the pitch with what seemed to be a suspected knee injury.

The England star went in for a sliding challenge on Roma star Aleksandar Kolarov in the first half of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final at Anfield.

Despite winning the ball, the 24-year-old was seen immediately holding his right knee and was clearly in considerable amounts of pain.

And boss Klopp seemed to confirm the worst about the injury after the game.

"Oxlade-Chamberlain is probably a really bad injury," Jurgen Klopp told BT Sport.

"That is bad news for us. The squad doesn't get bigger at the moment so we need to be creative in the next few games."

The midfielder was taken off on a stretcher to a standing ovation from the adoring crowd, and Giorginio Wijnaldum was brought on in his place.

Since his £35 million move from the Gunners last summer, Oxlade-Chamberlain has been a standout player for the Reds this season.

Gareth Southgate has also used the 24-year-old in many of his England squads, and he would have almost certainly been on the plane to Russia this summer.

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