Henderson reacts to Oxlade-Chamberlain’s return to Liverpool FC training
The Liverpool FC captain is thrilled to welcome Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back to first-team training
Jordan Henderson has expressed his delight that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has made a return to Liverpool FC’s first-team training.
The former Arsenal midfielder hasn’t kick a ball in a competitive game this season as Oxlade-Chamberlain continues his rehabilitation from a knee problem.
Oxlade-Chamberlain saw his 2017-18 campaign cut short after he suffered a serious injury setback in Liverpool FC’s 5-2 win over AS Roma in the Champions League semi-final last term.
The 25-year-old has been working on a successful return from the knee problem and the England international was part of Jurgen Klopp’s travelling party for their warm weather training camp in Marbella this month.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was also part of Liverpool FC’s final training session at Melwood before Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16.
Liverpool FC captain Henderson has spoken about the positive impact that Oxlade-Chamberlain’s return has on the Liverpool FC squad.
“It was obviously a massive moment for everyone but [especially] for him to be back from a bad injury. He has been out for a while now and I’m sure he’s been thinking about that moment for a long time,” Henderson told Liverpool FC’s website.
“It was great to have him back. He is a great character around the lads and he is obviously a fantastic player, so to have him back within the squad was a big plus for us.
“Hopefully over the next few weeks he can keep progressing and build his fitness up. Who knows, hopefully he can get some minutes before the end of the season – that would be a huge boost for the team.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Liverpool FC in a £40m deal from Arsenal in the 2018 summer transfer window.
The England star impressed in his debut campaign at Anfield after he initially made a slow start to his Anfield career.
Oxlade-Chamberlain scored in victories over Manchester City at Anfield in both the Premier League and the Champions League.
Liverpool FC will take on Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.