Klopp gives positive Liverpool FC injury update on Oxlade-Chamberlain
The Liverpool FC manager is pleased with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's progress as he bids to return from a knee problem
Jurgen Klopp says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is “doing 70 per cent of team training” ahead of the Liverpool FC midfielder’s return from injury.
The England international hasn’t kicked a football this term after Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a serious knee injury at the end of the 2017-18 season.
The 25-year-old succumbed to his injury setback in Liverpool FC’s 5-2 victory over AS Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final in April.
Oxlade-Chamberlain impressed during his first season at the Merseyside outfit after the England star moved to Liverpool FC from Arsenal in a £40m deal in August 2018.
The former Southampton midfielder netted three goals and made nine assists in 43 games in all competitions in the 2017-18 campaign before his season was cut short.
Liverpool FC have missed Oxlade-Chamberlain’s creativity and energy during their Premier League title challenge in the current season.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference about the midfielder’s rehabilitation from his knee problem, Klopp provided a promising update on the Liverpool FC star:
“Ox is doing 70 per cent of team training. He trains full, but not as much as the others. Then he leaves a bit early to do something else and the things he needs.
“Everyone is always looking for a reaction, but nothing has happened yet. We have to prepare him for his entire career, not just one particular game. When he’s in training it looks very nice.”
Liverpool FC are looking to win their first Premier League title this season and their first top-flight crown since 1990.
Klopp’s side have finished in fourth place in their last two domestic campaigns to find some consistency.
The Merseyside outfit drew 0-0 with Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash last week.