Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is now a major doubt to play in a potential Champions League final and feature at World Cup 2018 for England having picked up a “really bad” knee injury in Liverpool’s 5-2 win over Roma.
The England midfielder has been in fine form for the Reds in recent weeks, playing a huge part in their march to the last four, but he lasted barely 15 minutes on Tuesday before being forced to withdraw through injury.
Oxlade-Chamberlain dived into a challenge with Roma’s Aleksandar Kolarov early in the first leg, and was left crumped on the floor with apparent damage to his knee.
Klopp didn’t hide his concern at full-time that the attacking midfielder, 24, could be sidelined for a while if the club’s fears are verified by their medical team.
“Oxlade-Chamberlain is probably a really bad injury,” Jurgen Klopp told BT Sport. “That is bad news for us. The squad doesn’t get bigger at the moment so we need to be creative in the next few games.”