Jurgen Klopp confirms ‘critical’ hamstring damage for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has revealed that midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is again on the sidelines after struggling what he described as a “serious” hamstring damage.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who began simply 9 Premier League video games for the Reds final season, was compelled off in Liverpool’s pleasant win over Crystal Palace earlier in July and has not been seen since.

Ahead of the Community Shield towards Manchester City on Saturday, Klopp confirmed he doesn’t count on Oxlade-Chamberlain again for a while.

“It’s a serious hamstring injury and it will take longer,” mentioned Klopp. “But it’s a hamstring, and we all hate this word, we hate the injury, but it happens every now and then and now Ox was the only one.”

Fortunately for the 28-year-old midfielder, Liverpool additionally confirmed that he is not going to want surgical procedure, which ought to velocity up his restoration time.

Klopp additionally gave an replace on the health of back-up goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher who, like first-choice Alisson, has been dominated out of Saturday’s journey to the King Power Stadium by damage, leaving Adrian prepared to start out the sport.

“Yes, Caoimh felt something after the international game and everyone, the medical department there, told him it’s fine and will be fine after the holidays,” Klopp mentioned.

“He got here again and skilled first [session] felt it once more. We checked it and it wasn’t good so I feel Caoimh can be two, three extra weeks after which he ought to be advantageous.”

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