Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered hamstring injury in Liverpool win, says Klopp

Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered hamstring injury in Liverpool win, says Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced off with a hamstring injury during Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in Singapore.

The England midfielder dropped to the turf three minutes before the break and immediately signaled to the bench that he needed to be replaced.

Klopp also revealed that Diogo Jota will miss the Community Shield against Manchester City on July 30 as a result of the hamstring injury he suffered earlier in the tour.

But Klopp is hopeful that Alisson, who sat out the game against Palace due to an abdominal muscle problem, will be available to face Pep Guardiola’s side.

Asked about Oxlade-Chamberlain’s setback, Klopp told The Athletic: “It’s very disappointing for him and for us. Ox had trained all the time really well and had looked really good.

“It has happened in the past with Ox when he has had intense periods. This is just a muscle thing and we’ve had worse situations.

“I don’t know exactly how long it will take. But he’ll come back and it will be all fine. He’s a top class player who can help us.”

On the timescale for Jota and Alisson, Klopp added: “Ali has a chance for the game against City, Diogo not.

“With Ali, it’s nothing serious but we’re preparing for the whole season. It’s just not ideal. He ca n’t do goalie training with it and he shouldn’t play at this moment, but he can still do some other things. These things happen. Only a little thing but we have to be careful.”

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