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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's tweet after his injury news is so classy

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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.

Top drawer.

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.

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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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