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‘Music To My Ears’ ‘Great News’ – Fans Delighted As Klopp Reveals Liverpool Star Looks Set To Return Early From Injury

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could return to first-team action as early as February or March.

The England international ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in the 5-2 win over Roma back in April and was expected to be out for over a year.

However, at his pre-match press conference yesterday ahead of the Arsenal game, Klopp confirmed Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to make an early comeback:

“It’s the best news. He started going out on the pitch and from the first step looked completely normal. With Ox, from the first step, it looked like Ox. It was really nice and there was no reaction. No pressure on him, huh? It looks like February being back in normal training. Late February, maybe March. It gives us hope he will be back in this season.”

Supporters on Twitter were very happy to hear that the 25-year-old could be back before the end of the season:

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s return could be a major boost for Liverpool’s title challenge. He played a crucial role in the closing months of last season in central midfield and could be poised to have the same impact this time around.

However, recovering from such a serious injury can take time. Even if he is back in action by March, it could be April or May before we start to see the best of him again.