Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade chamberlain closes in on return.
The 25-year old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will play football this season. The Englishman has even been included in Liverpool’s Champions League squad for the knockout stages. This is about the most cheerful news Jurgen Klopp can hear at the moment.
After seven years playing for Arsenal as a forward, and scoring just nine League goals, Oxlade-Chamberlain decided to try a new terrain. He chose Anfield. At first, there were major concerns regarding where and how he would fit into the Liverpool squad.
Chamberlain quickly established himself a first-team regular. As he soldiered on during his debut campaign, anyone could see a superstar emerging from the shadows. His first five Liverpool goals would attest. This from the same player who scored six in his highest scoring campaign at Arsenal. He was on course to enjoy his best, most fruitful season in his professional career.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has had his challenges with injuries, like most players. But what happened to him on 28 April 2018 can correctly be termed the biggest setback of his fledgeling career. On the said date, Chamberlain lined up for his new club in a Champions League. It was also the biggest game of his career.
This is how Liverpool supporters reacted towards Oxlade chamberlain fitness boost.
The euphoria would last just 15 minutes as Chamberlain damaged multiple ligaments in his knee in that game against Roma. Although Liverpool went on to win the game 5-2 and advance to the final, Chamberlain’s season was over. Actually, it was feared he could miss the entire 2018-19 campaign. He’s missed the half of it.
The one word that defines Liverpool’s problems is injuries. Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury was what necessitated the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke. Klopp did well to bolster his squad in almost every department. In fact, when the campaign began, Liverpool was regarded as the club with the best squad depth in the League.
Oxlade chamberlain stepped up his recovery process even more further than expected. He should be ready to grind by the March. Currently, Liverpool are now understaffed in Midfield and they need a hungry and versatile Midfielder to get going which this Englishman would satisfied.