Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s last action this season will be a perfectly executed tackle on Aleksandar Kolarov.
That tackle after just 18 minutes of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final against Roma saw him damage knee ligaments, leaving him writhing around on the turf in agony.
A club statement revealed the worst possible news.
"Liverpool FC can confirm Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 2017-18 season is over for both club and country due to a knee ligament injury sustained against AS Roma on Tuesday evening,” it read.
“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.
“However, Oxlade-Chamberlain will now begin a rehabilitation programme to enable him to reach full fitness again as soon as possible, returning to action next season.”
Devasting news for a player that was playing out of his skin in recent weeks.
OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN'S SOCIAL MEDIA POST
Tributes immediately starting pouring in for a player that seems to be extremely well-liked by everyone.
And Oxlade-Chamberlain himself broke his silence on Monday evening with a quite brilliant social media post.
As well as revealing his disappointment that he will miss the Champions League final if Liverpool get there and the World Cup, Oxlade-Chamberlain had a message for Sean Cox - the Liverpool fan fighting for his life after being attacked by Roma ultras before the match.
Just take a look at Oxlade-Chamberlain’s classy message.
While the news that Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the rest of the season is gutting, it was to be expected after seeing the pain he was in.
In fact, after the match, his manager Jurgen Klopp and his teammates knew just how bad it was.
It's probably a really bad injury," Klopp told BT Sport.
"If you can say that already before the scan then it's never good news."
While midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who replaced Oxlade-Chamberlain during the semi-final first leg, said: "I just spoke with him in the dressing room and what the manager said is difficult.
"We still have to see how bad it is. I hope it will not be that bad and he can still go to the World Cup."
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