Oxlade-Chamberlain hobbles off in Club World Cup final

Liverpool will hope injury-plagued midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain did not suffer a serious problem after going down against Flamengo.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the Club World Cup final.   -  Getty Images

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared to suffer another injury blow as he hobbled out of Liverpool's Club World Cup final with Flamengo on Saturday.

The England international was out of action for almost a year after damaging multiple knee ligaments against Roma in the 2017-18 Champions League semifinals.

Oxlade-Chamberlain missed much of last season as Liverpool became European champions and pushed Manchester City to the final day in the Premier League title race.

But the former Arsenal midfielder has been able to feature regularly this season, starting against Flamengo as the Reds sought to become world champions for the first time.

However, with the game still goalless with 15 minutes remaining, Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared to land awkwardly on his right ankle, beating the ground in pain.

A stretcher was called after brief treatment on the pitch, although Oxlade-Chamberlain was able to walk off to be replaced by Adam Lallana.

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