Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a hamstring injury on his Liverpool return.
The midfielder was forced off in the 41st minute of the Reds’ under 23 clash with Derby County on Friday.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was making his first appearance in a competitive match in 11 months – having suffered 318 days of injury hell.
The former Arsenal ace damaged ligaments in his knee during last season’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma at Anfield in April.
Oxlade-Chamberlain had been due to play the entirety of the first half of the Premier League 2 clash at Moor Farm but was taken off after coaching staff noticed him grabbing his hamstring.
The club has claimed that the substitution was “precautionary,” as Oxlade-Chamberlain went straight back to the dressing room.
He will now undergo a scan on Saturday to check the severity of the damage.The issue is not related to the long term knee injury.
Liverpool won the match at Derby 3-1, with Curtis Jones scoring a brace and Rafa Camacho grabbing the other.
Oxlade-Chamberlain played in a deeper role than usually expected, with his transformation from winger to central midfielder appearing to continue.
He sprayed passes around accurately with a delivery to Ben Woodburn the moment of his return.