- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out for the rest of the year
- The forward will not be available for selection for the Reds in their last two games in 2019
- Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered an ankle injury and was taken out of the match against Flamengo last weekend
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss Liverpool's last two matches in 2019 after damaging his ankle during their 1-0 win over Flamengo at the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.
The England international was taken off the pitch in the 75th minute after landing recklessly moments earlier.
His manager Jurgen Klopp admits the player, who missed their consecutive Champions League final has been ruled out again, adding that he could 'take a while' to heal.
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The Reds boss said: "One of the ligaments is damaged, we have to see how quick we can fix that. I don't know exactly, it can take a while. "No chance for this [calendar] year. We have to see how quick it can settle."
Oxlade-Chamberlain has four goals in 21 appearances across competitions since returning to action this season having featured just twice in the last campaign.
Daily Mail reveals the attacker was one of the standout players at the recently concluded championship after serving as a catalyst going forward for the Merseyside team in their semifinal clash.
While addressing the media in Qatar, Klopp said: 'I spoke a second ago with him. If you see it already on television again, for us in the game it was not so easy, he showed me now the video and when he's landing he gets the kick and rolls over.
"He feels OK. We will see. Of course, not perfect – far away from being perfect – but we will see if it's a ligament stretch only or is ruptured, partly ruptured or whatever, we have to see.
"That's a big shadow again but that's how it is in contact sport. He seems to be OK.'
Despite the extent of the injury, Oxlade-Chamberlain did not allow the situation to weigh him down as he celebrated their triumph in a special way.
Legit.ng earlier Liverpool clinch their first-ever FIFA World Cup title after beating Brazilian topflight side Flamengo at the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday, December 21.
A lone strike from Roberto Firmono was all the current European champions needed to defeat the south American side.
The Brazilian forward scored the only goal of the match in the 99th minute after both sides failed to find the back of the net after 90 minutes.
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