Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has said he is staying positive, despite being likely to miss the best part of the 2018/19 season through injury.
The 25-year-old midfielder suffered a multiple knee ligament injury in the early stages of Liverpool‘s Champions League match against Roma in April, with Jurgen Klopp revealing back in July that The Ox would miss most of this campaign.
While missing an entire season is bad enough for any player, the injury also robbed the former Arsenal man of appearing in a Champions League final, as well as a place in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad, which he would have almost certainly been a part of.
Speaking to Sky Sports in his role as a guest pundit for England’s UEFA Nations League defeat to Spain on Saturday night, the midfielder opened up about the severity of the injury and how he is coping with it:
“It is a very serious injury,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said.
“It can happen to any of us at any time and that’s obviously something that’s never easy to deal with and get over.
“I’m trying to stay positive, that’s the sort of character I am. I feel that’s the best way to move things forward.
“I’m in good spirits and I’m progressing for sure.”