Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will now miss his sides next 2 games due to the ankle injury he sustained over the weekend when Liverpool won the FIFA Club World Cup.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was taken off during the weekend encounter with Brazil’s Flamengo that saw Liverpool walking away with the prestigious Club World Cup Trophy for the first time.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Oxlade-Chamberlain was suffering from ankle ligament damage and would not be able to play in Liverpool’s upcoming festive games going on to explain:
“The ankle [is] what we probably expected; you have three ligaments on the outside of the ankle, one of them is damaged.”
“Now we have to see how quickly we can fix that. I don’t know exactly. I had that injury myself, but it was years ago and it can take a while or can be quick, we have to see.”
“No chance for Thursday and no chance for this year; Oxlade will not play anymore [in 2019] that’s clear.”
Alex already missed most of the 2018-19 season due to a knee injury.
Alex will be missing the Reds’ games against Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers as the team wait to see how quickly he recovers.