Jurgen Klopp has delivered a couple of injury updates on a missing pair of Liverpool players. It doesn’t sound good.
Both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Caoimhín Kelleher have been missing in action for Liverpool over pre-season. We knew they were injury, of course, but the try extent of their respective problems was a little in the dark.
Jurgen Klopp has moved to deliver an update on the two players, however. It doesn’t sound like good news at all.
“Yeah, [Kelleher] felt something after the international game and everybody, the medical department there, told him it’s fine and will be good after a holiday,” Klopp said, per Liverpoolfc.com.
“He came back and first training [session] felt it again. We checked it and it was not good so I think Caoimh will be another two, three weeks and then he should be fine.
“With Oxlade it will take longer. It’s a serious hamstring injury and it will take longer. But it’s a hamstring, and we all hate this word, we hate the injury but anyway it happens from time to time and now Ox was the one.”
Klopp gives injury updates on Liverpool pair
Both players are suffering a massive blow here, even if it is just a few weeks for each.
Kelleher, for instance, is Liverpool’s no.2 goalkeeper and essentially relies on Alisson being out to get extra opportunities. The Brazilian will miss the Community Shield against Manchester City later today but Kelleher can’t step in. Instead, it’ll be Adrián.
And any serious injury is simply devastating for Oxlade-Chamberlain. He’s had so many throughout his career and the timing on some of them have been disastrous. There’s an argument that this one is, too.
The midfielder’s contract expires in 2023, after all, and his only chance of a new one is by having a remarkable season. A serious injury not only cuts into precious time to deliver that but also casts further doubt over his long-term viability.