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Team News

Liverpool will be without midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the rest of the season after the former Arsenal man damaged ligaments in his knee against Roma on Tuesday night.

The 24-year-old has had an outstanding second half of the season for Liverpool with some fantastic performances in the central midfield position. While he was certain to be going to Russia with Gareth Southgate’s England squad, Chamberlain will now miss out on the World Cup as well.

Liverpool fans also might be in fear that one of the fantastic three will miss out against Roma on Wednesday. Sadio Mane was rumoured to be seen limping into a hospital during the week.

Jürgen Klopp probably will rest a few players against Stoke at the weekend as Liverpool look to secure their first Champions League Final appearance since 2007.

Emre Can, Joel Matip and Adam Lallana are already on that injury list and with Chamberlain added, Klopp could take no chances with his big stars on Saturday.

Club News

Former Liverpool legend turned pundit and coach, Steven Gerrard has named Mo Salah as the best in the world. Speaking after the Egyptian inspired Liverpool to a 5-2 win at Anfield on Tuesday night, Gerrard on BT Sport said there is nobody better than him on the planet right now.

Salah has also been nominated for Champions League player of the week after his two outstanding goals and two assists at Anfield. The Egyptian goes up against Real Madrid left-back, Marcelo after his side triumphed at the Allianz Arena to beat Bayern Munich 2-1.

James Milner set a new record for the Champions League on Tuesday night. When the 32-year-old teed up Roberto Firmino he claimed his ninth assist of this seasons Champions League campaign. That’s more than anyone since 2 the 2003-04 season when the competition changed.

Now Liverpool youth development coach, Steven Gerrard is the frontrunner to get the Rangers job in Scotland. Rangers currently sit second in the League behind Brendan Rogers’ Celtic and want Gerrard to help them challenge the fellow Glasgow side next season.