Klopp gives Oxlade-Chamberlain injury update

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlains’ World Cup dream looks to be over.

The Liverpool midfielder damaged knee ligaments early in the game against Roma, and Anfield medics fear it is a serious tear…which would keep him out for months.

It is a crushing blow for the former Arsenal man, who was in the form of his life and was hoping to use the Champions’ League as a springboard to confirm his place in the England squad that will travel to Russia for the finals.

The midfielder was desperately unlucky as he produced an innocuous challenge on former City man Aleksander Kolarov out on the touchline after just 15 minutes of the contest.

But his knee buckled and it seemed to snap, and he was eventually taken away on a stretcher after a lengthy delay.

Liverpool will wait to see the scan results before they confirm the worst, but the feeling within Anfield last night was that their star midfielder will not play again this season.

Jurgen Klopp was asked to provide an injury update after Liverpool’s 5-2 victory over Roma.

The Reds boss told BT Sport: "It is probably a really bad injury. If you can say that before the scan, it’s never good news."


Mohamed Salah bagged a brace in the first half of the semi-final before turning provider to set up Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, who made it four.

Firmino netted Liverpool’s fifth as the scoreline became embarrassing before Roma bagged two away goals courtesy of Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti.

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