Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is closing in on his return to first-team action after a lengthy layoff.
The Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce has tweeted about this huge injury update from the Reds boss that could be just the lift they need after a recent slump in form.
No chance of Oxlade-Chamberlain being involved against either Bayern or Fulham next week. Will be after the international break before he makes 1st team return #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) March 7, 2019
Oxlade-Chamberlain shone in his first season at Anfield last term after a move from rivals Arsenal, but missed the end of the campaign and the World Cup with England.
Now, however, the 25-year-old could be set for a quick return, with Pearce claiming he’s set to play for the club’s Under-23s before a likely return to the senior side after the upcoming international break.
Liverpool could really do with what Oxlade-Chamberlain offers in midfield, with the Reds lacking some spark and drive in recent times after a number of 0-0 draws.
Despite improving defensively for most of this season, LFC’s attack has gone backwards somewhat, and it may be that Oxlade-Chamberlain coming in behind Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane could be the key to that trio rediscovering their best form.