Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turns 25 today and as Liverpool took to Twitter to wish him a happy birthday they were hit with a flood of tweets from fans who simply can’t wait to have the dynamic midfielder back in the starting eleven again.
Happy birthday, @Alex_OxChambo!
Can’t wait to have you back out there at Anfield. pic.twitter.com/E9EfDVuMwc
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 15 August 2018
Chamberlain ruptured his cruciate ligament last season in the 5-2 first-leg victory over Roma in the Champions League semi-finals and hasn’t featured since. Jurgen Klopp has been reluctant to put a timeline on the midfielder’s return, and with good reason, as he doesn’t want to rush the midfielder back into action until he knows that the former Arsenal man is 100% ready to get back out on the pitch.
Klopp has taken good measure to ensure that Chamberlain won’t be missed too much. Naby Keita and Fabinho have both in brought in to bolster the club’s midfield and it looks like, for now, the club will be able to cope without the Ox. Give it a few months when the club are playing Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday and Klopp will be desperate for the rotation, which will make the eventual return of Chamberlain even sweeter.
You can read the Reds’ calls for the Ox to return here:
Hope he comes back soon. Can't wait to see him back fit and playing again.
— Amrut Atre (@AmrutAtre) August 15, 2018
— Vâishâk (@Vaishak_13) August 15, 2018
Miss him. Can’t wait to see him back
— Nick (@NabyRole) 15 August 2018
I miss this man more than I miss most of my family
— Stephen Hodgson (@SteviexHodgson) August 15, 2018
Love you Chambo can’t wait for your return.
— . (@LFCRELATED__) 15 August 2018
Looking forward to having you back. Get fit first though and have a great Birthday
— Amy (@dreameramy84) 15 August 2018
Happy Birthday Ox. Another Birthday, another day closer to making it back on the Anfield turf. Stronger and fitter. All the best YNWA
— Paul Welsh (@trojanmod69) August 15, 2018
Just from the above tweets, you can see how much the fans want to have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back and fit and will be cheering him on from the sidelines as soon as he’s back in the team.