Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a very bad injury.
The England international has picked up a suspected knee during the first-leg of the Champions League semi-final against Roma on Tuesday evening at Anfield.
“A really bad injury” for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
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The former Arsenal star was replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum in 18 minutes and was eventually taken down the tunnel on a stretcher after few minutes.
The extent of Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury is expected to be revealed later in the week after making further examinations.
Therefore, Klopp has suggested that the Reds’ medical team do not believe the 24-year-old will not play again this season.
“Oxlade-Chamberlain is probably a really bad injury,” 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 biggest blow for the mood in the dressing room is the injury to Ox.”
When asked if the player’s season was over, Klopp replied: “It looks like this, unfortunately.”
“That’s the reason I’m not flying mood wise. We lost a fantastic player tonight.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has been in impressive form for the Merseysiders in recent weeks, is also doubtful for the 2018 World Cup.
The former Southampton midfielder has managed five goals in 45 games since he moved to the Anfield last summer from Arsenal.