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Jurgen Klopp delivers injury update on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after Liverpool draw against Sporting

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain featured for Liverpool against Sporting Lisbon
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain featured for Liverpool right through their draw against Sporting Lisbon (Picture: Getty)

Jurgen Klopp has published that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is suffering with a small calf downside after making his long-awaited go back to first-team soccer following a long spell on the sidelines.

The 25-year-old ignored nearly all of the 2018-19 season after struggling a cruciate knee ligament injury against Roma within the Champions League semi-final the 12 months sooner than.

Oxlade-Chamberlain made a few cameo appearances in opposition to the top of ultimate season, coming on as an alternative in video games against Huddersfield and Wolves in May.

The former Arsenal guy has been concerned right through Liverpool’s pre-season excursion of the United States however Klopp steered the membership have to watch his comeback from injury in moderation.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sprints with the ball against Sporting Lisbon
Oxlade-Chamberlain made simplest two appearances for Liverpool ultimate season (Picture: Getty)

Speaking after Liverpool’s 2-2 draw against Sporting Lisbon, Klopp mentioned: ‘Two video games in a row with 60 mins. That is essential. He has been a bit of unfortunate with a calf downside.

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‘It isn’t a tear however one thing he has every now and then when the depth will get too prime for him.

‘He needed to get during the first 20 mins when he used to be actually concerned after which he felt it. Then he used to be no longer a part of the sport anymore, which isn’t too cool for the others if there’s somebody on and rancid.

‘Apart from that he has made all the sessions, which is unbelievably important. That is very positive.’

Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool in a £40m deal from Arsenal in 2017 and established himself as a very powerful member of Klopp’s squad right through his first season sooner than injury struck.

The England global faces quite a lot of festival in his favoured central midfield position with Naby Keita, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and James Milner all vying for a spot in Klopp’s facet.

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