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Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss start of season with new knee injury

Premier League injuries

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool during a training session on August 18, 2020 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

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Premier League injuries: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the remainder of preseason and perhaps also the start of Liverpool’s 2020-21 Premier League season after suffering yet another knee injury in training this week.

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Jurgen Klopp confirmed the injury on Friday, calling it a “really unfortunate situation.” Oxlade-Chamberlain has missed ample time due to knee injuries over the last four years, including a torn ACL in April of 2018.

“It was a challenge [in training].

“It looks like it is very similar to what Hendo had, which keeps him out for we don’t know for sure exactly how long, but for sure this preseason he will not make a game, Arsenal for sure not and then we will see. The next game is probably two weeks later, but I don’t know.

“We have to wait but it is far away from being perfect, of course. It is really hard for him and hard for us, but it is not to change.”

Liverpool, as PL champions, open their 2020-21 campaign with the Community Shield against FA Cup winners Arsenal on Aug. 29. The Red’s PL opener is currently set for Sept. 12, against Leeds United at Anfield.

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