Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain injury concern for Liverpool after he hurts knee during pre-season

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he does not know how long the 27-year-old England international will be out for

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in Premier League action away to Arsenal
Image: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a knock to his knee at Liverpool's training camp in Austria

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the rest of Liverpool’s pre-season programme and the Community Shield against Arsenal after injuring his knee during training.

The England midfielder, who scored nine goals in 43 appearances in all competitions last season, took a knock to his knee in Austria as Jurgen Klopp's side stepped up their preparations ahead of the new campaign.

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Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge believes his old club will face a tougher challenge to retain their Premier League title

"Really unfortunate. An unfortunate situation as well; it was a challenge [in training]," Klopp said of Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury on the club's official website.

"It looks like it is very similar to what Hendo [Jordan Henderson] had, which keeps him out for we don't know for sure exactly how long.

"But for sure this pre-season he will not make a game, Arsenal for sure not and then we will see.

"The next game is probably two weeks later [the Premier League opener against Leeds], but I don't know.

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Liverpool legend John Barnes thinks Leeds will flourish in the Premier League, and expects their opening day fixture at Anfield to be quite a spectacle

"We have to wait but it is far away from being perfect, of course. It is really hard for him and hard for us, but it is not to change."

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