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Jurgen Klopp: 'We will wait patiently for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain'

Klopp: 'We will wait patiently for Ox'
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that the Reds will 'wait patiently' for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to recover from a serious knee injury.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said that the Reds will 'wait patiently' for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to recover from the serious knee injury that has ended the midfielder's season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was carried down the tunnel on a stretcher after damaging his knee ligaments during Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma at Anfield.

The England international will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign in addition to this summer's World Cup, and Klopp has said that Liverpool "will wait for him like a good wife when a man is in prison".

"I have no words. I cannot believe this wonderful player, in such a positive situation, something like this happened. It is such a shame. It is not fair," Klopp told reporters.

"That is how life is sometimes. If you get a lemon, make lemonade. That is what we must do. Alex is a positive person and he will be back. We will wait for him like a good wife when a man is in prison."

Liverpool are back in Premier League action at home to Stoke City this weekend before travelling to Roma for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final next week.

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Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
5Arsenal86021910918
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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