Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered what supervisor Jurgen Klopp known as a “really bad” leg harm early in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over Roma within the Champions League semifinals.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was concerned in a problem with Roma’s Aleksandar Kolarov and underwent prolonged therapy on the pitch earlier than being carried again to the dressing room on a stretcher, and Georginio Wijnaldum got here on in his place.
Klopp stated “it looks like” the 24-year-old won’t be able to return for Liverpool earlier than their potential Champions League last on Might 26, whereas Oxlade-Chamberlain may be a serious doubt for England this summer time with the World Cup lower than two months away.
“We don’t know it exactly, but all the medical department is quite concerned without a scan,” Klopp instructed a information convention. “Then you may think about that it is troublesome. The season will not be that lengthy anymore.
“It doesn’t look good. I’m a very positive person and I hope that it only feels bad but is not that bad. We will see.”
Roma have been capable of lower Liverpool’s 5-Zero result in a three-goal deficit late on, however Klopp stated after the sport that Oxlade-Chamberlain’s harm was the “biggest blow for the mood in the dressing room.”
“The biggest problem that we have today 100 percent is that we lost Oxlade-Chamberlain, who played brilliant as long he was in,” Klopp stated in a postgame tv interview. “Thank God Gini [Wijnaldum] performed as properly, improbable.
“But that’s a serious injury and with our squad situation at the moment it’s of course not really cool.”
Klopp bemoaned the variety of setbacks which have struck Liverpool this season, as accidents to Emre Can, Adam Lallana, Joel Matip and Nathaniel Clyne — the final of whom returned to the bench on Tuesday — have restricted the Reds’ depth.
“We all know, the best thing, if you go direct to final, semifinals and have important games in [the domestic] league you need a full squad,” Klopp stated. “Now we have just about the alternative of a full squad in the meanwhile.
“But I said it a few times, obviously the Liverpool way is always a little bit harder. So we have to find solutions, we need to be creative, and that’s what we try to be.”
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