Liverpool manager, Juggen Klopp, has confirmed that midfielder, Oxlade-Chamberlain will not play the entire 2018/19 season.
The player fell awkwardly in Liverpool’s first-leg Champions League semi-final win against Roma and was stretchered off.
It was then confirmed the England international had suffered a serious knee ligament injury and would miss the rest of the season and the World Cup.
However, there were hopes that Oxlade-Chamberlain would return in 2019 before the end of the season but Klopp has now revealed the full story behind the injury and revealed the midfielder kept news of his injury secret.
Express UK, quoted the German coach as saying on Wednesday that “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.
“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.
“It is typical of Ox that he didn’t want the news to overshadow the end of the season and, to be quite honest, we thought we could wait and tell people at an appropriate time
“His surgery – which he had on the day of our second leg in Rome – has been completely successful and his recovery has started superbly well.
“But the truth of the matter is that we are preparing this season knowing he will not be with us on the pitch for competitive matches for the majority of it.
“If we do see him back this season it will be a bonus.”