Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss 'vast majority' of 2018/19 season

By Mutala Yakubu
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to miss the majority of the 2018/19 campaign
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to miss the majority of the 2018/19 campaign

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the "vast majority" of the 2018/19 season as he continues his recovery from knee surgery, Liverpool have announced.

Chamberlain sustained multiple ligament damage to his right knee when attempting a tackle during the first half of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final first-leg tie with Roma at Anfield in April.

He underwent surgery eight days later and the estimated length of his lay-off was not revealed at the time due to the request of the 24-year-old.

"It feels like now is an appropriate time to tell people that for Ox this coming season will be about focusing on recovery and rehab," Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said in a statement on the club's website.

"We have known this from pretty much the day after he got the injury and after the successful surgery, we were sure of it. I hope everyone treats this information responsibly.

"There has been no change, no setback - it's exactly on the schedule we expected and planned for. The new information is that we're now giving more detail publicly.

Source: Skysports

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