Liverpool star forced off with injury in Champions League

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced off with a knee injury in Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Roma.

The 24-year-old was seen writhing around on the pitch in pain a quarter of an hour into the semi-final, after falling awkwardly challenging former Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov for the ball.

The England international was replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum, as he received treatment on the side of the Anfield pitch. Oxlade-Chamberlain was then taken off on a stretcher to a round of applause from everyone inside the packed stadium.

The former Arsenal midfielder has been a stand-out player for the Reds this season, following his £35million summer move.

He netted the goal of the game in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Premier League champions Manchester City in the quarter-final.

Jurgen Klopp won’t be alone in hoping Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury isn’t a serious one, what with the World Cup just around the corner.

Gareth Southgate will consider the 24-year-old to be a key part of his plans in Russia this summer, and will want the midfielder fighting fit for the start of the tournament.

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