England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will likely miss the Manchester City game in the Community Shield due to injury. The former Arsenal and Southampton star is not expected to feature in the Liverpool squad for the City clash. Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of six Liverpool players expected to miss out on the squad for the Community Shield.
The other injured players at Liverpool at the moment are new signing Calvin Ramsay, Diogo Jota, Alisson Becker, Caoimhin Kelleher and KostantinosTismikas.
Jota is one of five major forwards at Liverpool. The other forwards are Mohamed Salah, new signing Darwin Nunez, Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz. Portugal international Jota has not played a single minute for the Reds in pre-season football this summer. He has been injured for several weeks since being in action for Portugal during last month’sSet of UEFA Nations League games.
Liverpool boss JurgenKlopp spoke about Jota during his pre-match press conference for the Community Shield as he revealed that the player won’t be available for the City game and that he will miss the start of the new Premier League campaign. Also, Klopp and Liverpool will be withouttheir first two goalkeepers namely Alisson Becker and Caoimhin Kelleher. In the absence of the two shot stoppers, third choice goalkeeper Adrian would be in goal for the City game in the Community Shield.