Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will spend some time on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury during pre-season in Singapore, the club announced on Friday. The 28-year-old England international picked up the injury in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on July 15.
Manager Jurgen Klopp said Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury was serious but would not require surgery. He did not specify how long it would take to recover. “With Oxlade, it will take longer. It’s a serious hamstring injury and it will take longer,” Klopp said in a post on the club’s website.
“But it’s a hamstring, and we all hate that word, we hate the injury, but anyway it happens once in a while and now Ox was the one.” Klopp also provided an update on Ireland international goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher who suffered the injury while on international duty in June.
“Yes, Caoimh felt something after the international game and everyone, the medical department there, told him that he was fine and it would be fine after the holidays,” Klopp said. “He came back and the first training felt it again. We checked it and it wasn’t good, so I think Caoimh will have another two, three weeks and then he should be fine.”
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