Jurgen Klopp confirms big injury blow for Liverpool


"He is doing everything right in this moment and because of this I know he will be a big success for us".

"At halftime I asked immediately and the ankle was already swollen".

"Said at the time I didn't enjoy playing left-back but team comes first".

Klopp told the club's official website: "I do want to specifically mention Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain".

A red card picked up against Manchester City in September saw him sit out three games, before then being forced onto the treatment table and missing five more.

"To be honest, it doesn't look like, but yesterday he was on the pitch running".

Oxlade-Chamberlain could feature in the starting line-up in his team's Champions League clash against Maribor as the Reds are without a number of key personnel including Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana, while Philippe Coutinho remains a doubt.

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Yet Liverpool's weakness is the midfield three as they do not possess a naturally gifted defensive player to protect their dodgy back four.

Andy Robertson was signed from Hull in the summer, helping Jurgen Klopp to establish some depth at left-back. It was similar to the last game [against Huddersfield Town]. You don't get to the group stages without being a strong side.

"I thought today that the (first) penalty was a really good one, but it was a fantastic save as well, you have to respect this".

The 24-year-old hasn't started a Premier League game since his move to Anfield and his only goal came in a 7-0 victory over Slovenian outfit Maribor.

The fact that we are being linked with goalkeepers again usually suggests one of two things.

"Maybe it is a challenge for a lot of people to be 100 per cent spot on but it's my job to make sure we are all 100 per cent spot on".

"We know how hard we fought to be in the Champions League and to let it slip through our fingers because we are not 100 per cent concentrated would be insane".