Liverpool FC on Friday confirmed that the midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out of the side’s pre-season programme due to an injury.
The club’s boss Jurgen Klopp established that the 27-year-old won’t be participating in the rest of the camp following a knee injury during a training session.
“Really unfortunate. An unfortunate situation as well; it was a challenge [in training]. It looks like it is very similar to what Hendo had, which keeps him out for we don’t know for sure exactly how long, but for sure this pre-season he will not make a game, Arsenal for sure not and then we will see. The next game is probably two weeks later, but I don’t know,” Klopp was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the remainder of our pre-season programme after sustaining a knock to his knee during training.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 21, 2020
“We have to wait but it is far away from being perfect, of course. It is really hard for him and hard for us, but it is not to change,” he added.
Liverpool is all set to face Arsenal in the 2020 FA Community Shield match on August 29 (Saturday) at the Wembley stadium. Unfortunately, Chamberlain returned to Melwood and joined the club’s medical team for recovery.
Liverpool is scheduled to kick start the 2020-21 season of the Premier League by facing Leeds United on September 12.