Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirms Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on course to return to full training in February
Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on course to return to full training at the end of February, Jurgen Klopp has revealed.
The 25-year-old has missed the last eight months of action after he suffered a serious knee injury in the Champions League semi-final win against Roma.
It had been feared he would miss the entire 2018/19 season after undergoing surgery, but he has made a quicker than expected recovery.
The attacking midfielder posted a picture of himself running on grass at the club’s Melwood training ground earlier this week, and now Klopp has confirmed he is edging closer to joining in with his teammates.
At his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Arsenal – live on talkSPORT – Klopp said: “Best news. He started going on the pitch and looked normal. We had to wait for the reaction and there was none.
“No pressure for him so late February/March for him to come back to training.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Liverpool from Arsenal in Auguest 2017 for a fee of around £35million.
He had been playing some of the best football of his career before injury struck in April, and his return to action could prove timely for the Reds.
Liverpool are leading the way in the Premier League – six points clear at the top – while they are also into the last 16 of the Champions League.
With the FA Cup coming into play in the New Year, Klopp’s side could be battling on three fronts and will need a big squad to maintain a title challenge.
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