NewsInjury update: Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kelleher
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sustained a serious hamstring injury during Liverpool’s pre-season tour of Asia.
The No.15, who does not require surgery, was forced off in the friendly win over Crystal Palace in Singapore a fortnight ago and Jürgen Klopp was asked about the severity of the issue during the second section of his pre-FA Community Shield press conference.
The boss also provided an update on the condition of Caoimhin Kelleher, who picked up an injury while on international duty in June.
“Yeah, Caoimh felt something after the international game and everybody, the medical department there, told him it’s fine and will be good after holiday,” Klopp said.
“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.”