David Silva is unlikely to play against either Atalanta or Liverpool, having limped off during the first half of his side's 2-1 win over Southampton on Saturday, and City's squad is already stretched because of injuries to Aymeric Laporte, Leroy Sane, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Rodri.
Liverpool will field two different teams in the two competitions as they bid to keep to their commitments, but Oxlade-Chamberlain has indicated his exasperation about the situation the club are facing.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp earlier ruled out the club playing in both the fixtures and had requested the English Football League (EFL) to rearrange their League Cup quarter-final match against Aston Villa.
"I didn't hear Sadio's name or know how we could have known so quick about any incident in the game". Jürgen Klopp indicated the decision was made under pressure but was the least problematic solution available.
Liverpool's fixture pile-up is "the latest manifestation of an escalating crisis at the top of the game", says world players' union Fifpro. "In the next couple of weeks, we will decide exactly how it will look".
"I'm 100 per cent sure if something like this happened for Man City, they would want a penalty because somebody kicked a player in the box and that's a penalty".
"We need to respect them". The rest is a nice competition.
The Reds are due to take part in the Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar less than 24 hours later, with the club confirming two different playing squads will be used. Is it the best time of the year? No. Nope. Are we anyway pretty busy? Yep. There was a situation in the Aston Villa game where he got contact and went down.
"I don't want to cancel competitions". I couldn't really believe it to be honest. It should still be possible and that is what I did but some people do not like it, I can not change that.
"The problems are obvious". "It is in Qatar so it's not that we can play here and then there the next day".