When Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and his Liverpool FC colleagues filed out from the tunnel to the pitch to trade tackles with AS Roma Football Club for a place in the final of the prestigious club competition in the world, the UEFA Champions League. He never had the premonition that this will be his last action for the season, and would also miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The England midfielder Chamberlain will miss the World Cup after he suffered a knee ligament injury in Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final clash with Roma, the club said on Wednesday.
Chamberlain raised on to challenge Aleksander Kolarov, with the aim of dispossessing of the ball, accidentally, he hurt himself as he cleared the ball out of the field of play, but he collided with the Serbian captian.
“The extent of the injury means Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the remainder of the campaign for Liverpool, as well as the World Cup finals in Russia with England,” the club said in a statement on their website.