The England suffered a serious knee injury in the first half of Liverpool FC’s 5-2 win over AS Roma in first leg of their Champions League semi-finals at Anfield back in April.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s fitness problem was a bitter blow for the England international after the 25-year-old’s undoubted progress at Liverpool FC following his deadline move from Arsenal in August 2017.
The versatile midfielder finished his first season at the Anfield outfit with a credible return of five goals and nine assists in 43 appearances in all competitions.
The former Southampton midfielder is continuing to work on his recovery from multiple ligament damage in his knee and he has started to hit the gym to step up his rehabilitation from the devastating injury.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to be sidelined for the 2018-19 Premier League season unless the Liverpool FC star can make a swifter than anticipated recovery from the knee issue.
Speaking to Liverpool FC’s website about his road back to the Liverpool FC first-team, Oxlade-Chamberlain outlined his one target for the 2018-19 campaign:
“I’d love to be able to make an appearance at least before the end of the season, depending on what we’re doing and if I’m really needed.
“I’m sure I’m not going to be; even when I’m back I won’t be fully up to scratch. It would be nice to get a few appearances before the end of the season, probably more mentally to prove I can do it. Then have a good pre-season and start fresh next season. But I know if I manage to get back on the pitch I won’t be thinking, ‘It’s just nice to be out here.’
“I’ll want to do well, score and try to help the boys win. If I’m needed for any emergencies, I’m going to have to pull out some good performances!”
Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Arsenal from Southampton as an exciting English talent in 2011 after the Gunners coughed up a £10m transfer fee.
While the England international made an impressive start to his Arsenal career, there was a sense Oxlade-Chamberlain was starting to plateau at the north London side.
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