Liverpool fans hand devastating blow as key star ruled out UNTIL NOVEMBER

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will reportedly not return to action until the latter stages of 2018.

The 24-year-old will miss the Champions League final and 2018 World Cup after suffering a serious knee injury in Liverpool’s European Cup semi-final first-leg win over Roma at Anfield.

Last week, Oxlade-Chamberlain confirmed that he had undergone successful knee surgery, and was reportedly targeting a return towards the start of the 2018-19 campaign.

However, according to, the England midfielder is facing being out of action until November due to the timeframe of recovery on the specific knee operation that took place.

Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool from Arsenal in last summer’s transfer window.