LIVERPOOL, England (AP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain likely sustained a ''really bad'' injury in the 5-2 win over Roma in Champions League on Tuesday, potentially jeopardizing his chances of playing in the World Cup for England.
The midfielder came off on a stretcher in the 18th minute at Anfield after injuring his right leg in a tackle on Aleksandar Kolarov.
Klopp says it was "probably a really bad injury. If we can say that already before the scan, that’s never good news so that means for us it’s a massive blow, of course. We have still a few very important games to go and the squad doesn’t get bigger in the moment, so we obviously need to be creative in the next few games.”
Liverpool is also currently without midfielders Emre Can and Adam Lallana.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has become an established member of England coach Gareth Southgate's squad after settling well at Liverpool following his move from Arsenal at the end of last year's summer transfer window.