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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ‘close to return’

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ‘close to return’

Liverpool will be hoping that yesterday’s result is a sign of things to come as they finally managed to put on a dominant display at Anfield, after slipping up in previous matches. 

The Reds will now be focused on getting the better of Bayern Munich on Tuesday night at Anfield in the first-leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie. And, the Merseyside club were handed a huge boost recently, as according to Liverpool Echo, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is close to a return.

Indeed, the midfielder is currently out on the sidelines after suffering multiple knee ligament damage in the Champions League semi-final first leg against AS Roma last April.

But, after starting running outside for the first time in December, Klopp is hopeful he will play a part in Liverpool’s run-in, with the Premier League title at stake.

Here’s what the German boss had to say:

“He is in a very good way. That will still take a couple of… last time I put a bit of pressure on the medical department.

“But when I see him moving the ball and what he’s doing already it looks really good, promising, close to return.

“But after so long out – April, against Roma – he will be fine, he looks completely without any problems are moment, no swelling any more, so he can really work on his fitness issues.”

THE VERDICT:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is valued at £36 million (by Transfermarkt), was one of the standout performers for Liverpool last season, so they’ll be desperate to get him back in time to play a part in the title race.

Indeed, the Reds look as if they could welcome him back soon as he’s seemingly ‘close to return’, which comes as a huge boost as the Merseyside club would benefit massively from having his quality in the middle of midfield.

His return will be like a new signing for Reds.

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