Trent Alexander-Arnold has conceded that the loss of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to injury for the remainder of the season comes as 'a massive blow' to Liverpool.

But the young defender is keen to use that disappointment as inspiration to finish the job against AS Roma next week and secure a place in the Champions League final.

It was confirmed on Wednesday that Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the run-in and this summer's World Cup having sustained knee ligament damage during the Reds' 5-2 victory over Eusebio Di Francesco's team.

On the news, Alexander-Arnold told the Liverpool Echo: "It's a massive blow, he is a huge player for us.

"Obviously we are all gutted for him and we will be looking to secure a place in the final for him and the other injured lads.

"He’s a top-quality player and his performances in recent weeks have shown that. We are a close-knit group and we’ve shown that on the pitch: we run for each other and tackle for each other and we back each other to the end."

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Despite the convincing nature of the result, the full-time whistle at Anfield on Tuesday was greeted by measured celebrations from the Liverpool players and coaching staff.

And that is because Jürgen Klopp and co know they still have a big test ahead in the return leg at the Stadio Olimpico, according to Alexander-Arnold.

"It was just that the job's not done, to be fair," he added. "You can't get too excited and you can't get yourself down.

"If the scoreline was the other way round we'd still think we'd have a chance going through, so that's the way we look at it.

"We've got to think they're still looking to go through to the final as well, so it's all the play for going to Rome.

"Barcelona were three goals up after the home tie (in the quarter-final against Roma) and you cannot count your opponent out, especially when we have seen ourselves they can do special things at their place – we’ll have that in the back of our mind.

"But we’ll just focus on ourselves knowing maybe scoring a couple of goals there will finish the game off."

The Scouser also expressed regret over the concession of two late goals that he believes have given Roma hope of turning things around.

"We are still happy scoring five goals but conceding two at home we’re not happy with as it still gives them a chance," he continued.

"Why did it happen? I think it was a concentration thing in the end. Last 15 minutes, 5-0 up, it’s hard to keep your concentration and that is something the lads will learn from. We know the tie is not finished until the final whistle.

"We have to go there and finish the job off. The manager will make sure we have the gameplan right and we will go there and try to execute it and finish it off. We know it won’t be easy."