The Englishman picked up the injury in the Champions League semi-final clash against AS Roma at Anfield and had to go under the knife.
Jurgen Klopp stated that Oxlade-Chamberlain did not want news about his expected date of return to be revealed after the surgery as it would have distracted everyone from the Champions League run the team were on.
The German manager also added that the club knew about the length of the Ox’s recovery and there has been no change in the schedule regarding his return.
“His surgery – which he had on the day of our second leg in Roma – has been completely successful and his recovery has started superbly well.
“But the truth of the matter is that we are preparing this season knowing he will not be with us on the pitch for competitive matches for the majority of it. If we do see him back this season it will be a bonus.”
The Ox did have a bit a slow start last season but slowly grew into his role in the midfield after Philippe Coutinho left. This news didn’t go down well with a number of Liverpool fans and here are some of their reactions on Twitter.
☹️ ffs. That’s just sad.
— Amrut Atre (@AmrutAtre) July 18, 2018
Gutted for him, really wanted to see him play for us this season
— ErhanLFC 🔴 (@ErhanLFC83) July 18, 2018
Was just finishing brilliant form in the champions league, so sad for him and a huge miss for us
— So Malah (@MoreSaladlfc) July 18, 2018
Get well soon brother stay strong We Love You YNWA pic.twitter.com/zQ90UYBk90
— Jeff_kamara2 (@Kamara2R) July 18, 2018
THIS ISN’T ABOUT ALISSON OR FEKIR! That’s for other threads. This is about one of our best and most valued players and his recovery. I’m gutted to not have him this season but more glad it’s not a surprise/shock to him. loved JK’s end words. we’ll wait.
— Ian Watson (@MrIanWatson) July 18, 2018
Come back stronger, you will never walk alone ❤❤
— nicole (@nicwhitaker__) July 18, 2018
Come back stronger you will never walk alone pic.twitter.com/xw5XITvMAd
— Yazeed Alanzi (@YAZEED_YNWA) July 18, 2018
— Lemo (@sugarllemo) July 18, 2018
Get well soon 🙏🏽 @Alex_OxChambo can’t wait to have you back 💪🏽👊🏽
— Jag Dhuphar (@jagdhups) July 18, 2018
Come Back even more stronger YNWA✌✌ pic.twitter.com/ykvtcOWyvy
— Sasudik (@Sasudik) July 18, 2018
The heartbeat of Melwood! Love it! Get better Ox! Can’t wait to see the #21 back on the pitch.
— Adam Keay (@Keay_163) July 18, 2018
— soha (@sirfan93) July 18, 2018