Why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain missed Liverpool’s clash with Leicester

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Why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain missed Liverpool’s clash with Leicester

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Liverpool vs Leicester

Liverpool played host to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.

Brendan Rodgers would return to Anfield together with his Leicester aspect as much as third place within the league and in high quality type.

And the Foxes might have moved above Manchester City, ought to they've crushed Liverpool.

Nevertheless, Liverpool began the day prime of the desk with 21 points after profitable their opening seven PL games this marketing campaign.

Additionally, previous to dealing with Leicester, Liverpool have been unbeaten in their earlier 43 PL outings at residence.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Jurgen Klopp, Supervisor of Liverpool acknowledges the followers following his teams victory in the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St Mary’s Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photograph by Catherine Ivill/Getty Photographs)

Why Ox missed out

Forward of Saturday’s recreation with Leicester, Liverpool released their line-up an hour earlier than kick-off.

And it revealed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was not within the starting line-up or on the bench.

Chamberlain is just not a nailed-on starter for Liverpool but he has still been a daily of their squad this season, making 5 Premier League appearances earlier than Saturday.

So, his full omission was a bit unusual.

Nevertheless, the rationale for the midfielder’s absence has since been defined.

Each James Pearce of The Athletic and David Lynch of the Night Commonplace reported that Chamberlain was unnoticed of the Liverpool squad as a precautionary measure after being hit in the head by a ball in coaching on Friday.

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