On a night full of outstanding football and great individual performances at Anfield, the loss of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to a potentially serious injury has somewhat dampened the mood in the Liverpool camp.
The former Arsenal star was stretchered off after just 15 minutes, after seemingly jarring his knee in a challenge with Aleksandar Kolarov.
The Reds would go on to win the entertaining semi-final clash with Roma 5-2.
However, after the game, Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp was downcast when discussing his midfielder.
It’s probably a really bad injury.
If you can say that already before the scan then it’s never good news.
Yeesh. That doesn’t sound particularly promising.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has endured a renaissance under Klopp since leaving Arsenal for Anfield in the summer, with the 24-year-old scoring five times in 41 games and becoming a key member of Liverpool’s midfield.
However, if his manager’s fears materialise, then the star could be looking a lengthy period out of action, which may well him see him miss this summer’s World Cup, just when he was starting to reach his potential.
It would be a dreadful blow for the ex-Southampton man, who was surely set for a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad, if maybe not England’s first 11 in Russia.
Let’s hope the injury isn’t as bad as it looks and that he makes a speedy recovery for both club and country.