Oxlade-Chamberlain
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

England midfielder Alex Oxlade-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 announced on Wednesday.

“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.

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Mohamed Salah produced a sizzling display as Liverpool beat Roma 5-2, although two late away goals could change the semi-final tie.

Liverpool, who last reached the final in 2007, repeatedly breached the visitors’ naively high defensive line and scored five times in the opening 68 minutes at a raucous Anfield.