Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out of for the rest of season and World Cup for England.
The Liverpool midfielder suffered a knee ligament injury against AS Roma on Tuesday evening, and was replaced after 18 minutes of the Reds’ 5-2 victory in the Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield.
The Merseyside club said in a statement: “Liverpool FC can confirm Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 2017-18 season is over for both club and country due to a knee ligament injury sustained against AS Roma on Tuesday evening.
“The 24-year-old was assessed by the club’s medical team at Melwood on Wednesday morning and no specific timescale is being placed upon his return to action at this stage.
“However, Oxlade-Chamberlain will now begin a rehabilitation programme to enable him to reach full fitness again as soon as possible, returning to action next season.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain expressed his devastation for being injured at this stage, writing on social media: “Absolutely devastated to have picked up that injury at such a crucial time in the season.
“Gutted I won’t be able to play any further part now in our Champions League run for Liverpool, and also the World Cup with England. But now it’s all about supporting the boys and getting behind them. I know we have what it takes to do something special in this tournament.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain had made 42 appearances for Liverpool this season since leaving Arsenal in the summer.
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