Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss most of next season for Liverpool

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 19, 2018 08:05 AM
Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss most of next season for Liverpool
FILE - Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain grimaces on the ground after getting injured during the Champions League semifinal, first leg, soccer match between Liverpool and AS Roma at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)Oxlade-Chamberlain sustains bad injury, doubt for World Cup

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool says midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the "vast majority" of next season as he recovers from a serious knee ligament injury.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was injured in the first leg of Liverpool's Champions League semifinal against Roma in April and underwent surgery a week later. It ruled him out of the World Cup for England.

Liverpool said Wednesday that "competitive game time before the end of the campaign would be a bonus" for the 24-year-old Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Liverpool has signed central midfielders Fabinho and Naby Keita ahead of the new season.

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