Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is nearing a long-awaited return for Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp explaining that the midfielder is in ‘a good way’ after getting over his latest injury issue.
The midfielder has been hampered by injury problems since arriving at Anfield and he has missed every game so far this season after picking up an issue in pre-season.
Indeed, he was rather the forebearer for the Reds’ fitness woes as we’ve seen the club struck by a lot of niggles and knocks since, but it appears the former Arsenal man is now on his way back.
Speaking to the press ahead of the Leicester City clash this weekend, Klopp confirmed that he, along with Fabinho and Thiago are in decent shape.
The German boss was quoted by the Express as saying:
“They [Thiago and Fabinho] are in a good way. Ox is in a good way.
“They are closer but we will see if they are close enough for the weekend.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Having the trio available ahead of a seriously hectic period of games can only be a positive but the Reds will need to be careful with all of them.
Perhaps, though, it is Oxlade-Chamberlain that needs to be treated with kid gloves most of all thanks to his lengthy lay-off, and it should be perhaps expected that Klopp will ease him back into contention rather than throwing him straight into the starting XI.
Reds fan and writer for Anfield Watch, currently based in the south and still not over Xabi Alonso’s exit. Also a match-going reporter in the EFL.