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Klopp gives Oxlade-Chamberlain fitness update

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided an injury update on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the midfielder continues his rehabilitation from long-term injury.

The 25-year-old hasn’t featured since suffering a multiple knee ligament injury in last season’s Champions League semi-final first-leg with Roma, which saw the former Arsenal player miss the final defeat to Real Madrid and last summer’s World Cup with England.

Oxlade-Chamberlain ran on grass for the first time since the injury this week, sharing an emotional post on his social media feed, and Klopp says Chamberlain is ahead of schedule and could return to full training in February.

“He started going on the pitch and looked normal. We had to wait for the reaction and there was none,” Klopp told the press ahead of his sides clash with Arsenal this evening.

“There is no pressure for him so late February/March for him to come back to training.”

League leaders Liverpool face Arsenal this Saturday, looking to maintain their unbeaten start and six-point advantage at the top of the Premier League.

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