Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has stepped up his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury during the Reds’ midseason training camp in Dubai.
The 25-year-old was filmed doing some light work with the ball as he makes his way back to full fitness:
— Nic Mason (@MrNickMason) 21 January 2019
Fans on Twitter are happy to see Oxlade-Chamberlain back on the training field:
He’ll be like new signin defo improve r midfield if he plays like he was b4 injury
— neil cooper (@beefliverpool) 21 January 2019
This makes me smile☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️
— Thomas K. Gustafsen (@TGustafsen) 21 January 2019
— Anfield_king (@Anfield_king) 22 January 2019
— Orchestrator● (@richDominion) 21 January 2019
Sight for saw eyes 👀😍😍😍😍😍
— Patrick (@Patpool17) 21 January 2019
Lad is tenacious. Just don’t want him to rush himself. It’s already a win to see him back training so early ♥️
— FantasticFirmino9♥️ (@MPBFirmino9) 21 January 2019
I can watch this for the whole day and night #TheOx is Back 💫🔥🔥🔥
— Rev E.J. Mbona (@anointedejmbona) 21 January 2019
You gotta love this guy
— AJ LFC (@Ajanani001) 21 January 2019
The former Arsenal player was expected to miss the whole season after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the 5-2 win over Roma last April.
He has, however, made a quicker recovery than many had anticipated with manager Jurgen Klopp hinting that he could be available within the next two months.
The Reds boss has indicated a return in February could be possible although it would still take time for him to build up match fitness even when fully fit.
Oxlade-Chamberlain played a crucial role in Liverpool’s midfield during the second half of last season and many supporters will be hoping he can return to do a similar job this year as well.