Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he does not know how long the 27-year-old England international will be out for
Last Updated: 21/08/20 4:17pm
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the rest of Liverpool’s pre-season programme and the Community Shield against Arsenal after injuring his knee during training.
The England midfielder, who scored nine goals in 43 appearances in all competitions last season, took a knock to his knee in Austria as Jurgen Klopp’s side stepped up their preparations ahead of the new campaign.
“Really unfortunate. An unfortunate situation as well; it was a challenge [in training],” Klopp said of Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury on the club’s official website.
“It looks like it is very similar to what Hendo [Jordan Henderson] had, which keeps him out for we don’t know for sure exactly how long.
“But for sure this pre-season he will not make a game, Arsenal for sure not and then we will see.
“The next game is probably two weeks later [the Premier League opener against Leeds], but I don’t know.
“We have to wait but it is far away from being perfect, of course. It is really hard for him and hard for us, but it is not to change.”
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