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Liverpool's serious problem that would speed up a move for Klopp

By Charles Cornwall

Liverpool's serious problem that would speed up a move for Klopp

Jurgen Klopp could be forced back into the transfer market.

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Klopp has insisted that Liverpool's business was completed for the summer with the signing of Calvin Ramsay, but he may now be forced to dip back into the transfer market The "serious" injury that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered against Crystal Palace has opened the door for Jurgen Klopp to boost his midfield options.

The Liverpool star is set for an extended period on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring problem against Palace a fortnight ago. He will now miss at least the first few weeks of the season after Klopp confirmed it will "take longer" for the midfielder to recover.

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“With Oxlade it will take longer. It’s a serious hamstring injury and it will take longer. But it’s a hamstring, and we all hate this word, we hate the injury but anyway it happens from time to time and now Ox was the one,” Klopp said ahead of Saturday's Community Shield clash with Manchester City.

As well as being awful news for Oxlade-Chamberlain, it does throw a wrecking ball to Klopp's summer transfer plans. The German has consistently insisted that their business is done and two weeks ago denied a new midfielder would be arriving at Anfield.

“I don’t think something will happen in midfield. You never know, if somebody comes to me and says ‘I want to go’… but nobody came to me yet. If that happens then we have to talk. But if the situation stays like it is, then tell me why [I should sign someone]? I do not understand," he said.

“We can go through it. Where do you want to start? So, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Thiago, James Milner, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Fabio Carvalho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – now you tell me what kind of player are we missing?"