Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could make his return from injury before the end of this season according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Former Arsenal midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a devastating ACL knee injury during The Reds’ Champions League semi-final victory over AS Roma at Anfield last April and has been out of action since.
“Last time (I spoke about it) I think I put a bit of pressure on the medical department but when I see him running, moving with the ball and all the stuff – which he is all doing already – it looks really good, promising, close to a return,” Klopp told the press ahead of his sides fixture against Crystal Palace tomorrow.
“But, in the end, it’s so long out, (since) April against Roma – what a situation. It will be fine; it looks completely without any problems at the moment, no swelling any more.
“Already he can really work on his fitness issues, which he’s had for a long time. I think we will see him this season.”
This is positive news for Liverpool fans everywhere as the club tries to manoeuvre its way carefully to a first league title since 1990.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s transfer from Arsenal in August 2017 left many Liverpool fans underwhelmed, initially. However, the powerful young midfielder went on to become a vital part of Klopp’s side as they went all the way to the Champions League final, while also securing a top-four finish in the Premier League last season.