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.
Apart from England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool will also miss the services of five players for the City game. The Merseyside giants have a lot of injuries in their squad as they step up preparations for the Community Shield. Liverpool qualified for this year’s Community Shield by winning the FA Cup title last season via the penalty shootout win over Chelsea. The Reds will face Manchester City in the Community Shield on Saturday after the Citizens saw off the challenge of the Reds to win the Premier League trophy last season. (more…)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has expressed his delight after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to the first-team fold after a year out with a serious knee injury. The England international picked up the damage during the Champions League semi-final tie against AS Roma last term and Klopp thereafter suggested that the attacker could miss the entirety of the 2019/2020 season.
However, that has not been the case with the England international making a swifter comeback than expected and Klopp was pleased to name the attacker in the matchday squad for the league clash against Huddersfield Town,he said: “(It’s) unbelievable. We had to think about when we wrote the names on the teamsheet today how we call him. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, there are a lot of options obviously – Alex, Ox, Chambo, whatever! It’s that long ago. It’s really nice, it’s really good news that he’s back. He has been back for a while and now today back in the squad, so it’s cool – really cool.”