Jurgen Klopp admits he’s unsure how long Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be on the Liverpool sidelines for.
The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in Friday’s 2-0 pre-season win over Crystal Palace.
Oxlade-Chamberlain limped off only moments before half-time in Singapore.
It’s a frustating setback for the England international - especially after not making an appearance in the final two months of last season.
And Klopp told of his disappointment that Oxlade-Chamberlain has sustained his latest setback, having had well-documented problems since arriving at Anfield for £35 million in 2017.
The Liverpool boss said in his post-match press conference: “Of course, it’s very disappointing for us because Oxlade trained all the time really well since the pre-season started.
“It happened obviously with Ox in the past when it gets more intense and something can happen. Now this is just a muscle thing and that’s OK. We had worse situations, so I’m OK with it.
“I don’t know exactly how long it will take but he will be back and then it’s all fine. He is obviously a top-class player and he can help us.”