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Returning Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be like new signing for Liverpool

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Returning Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be like new signing for Liverpool

The Liverpool boss has been speaking on when Oxlade-Chamberlain might be ready to return.

Liverpool may have lost their place at the top of the Premier League but they remain firmly in the hunt for their maiden title.

It has been 29 years since a league winners trophy was on display at Anfield but this season they have a genuine chance.

Jordan Henderson and Gigi Wijnaldum have been missing in recent weeks through injury and getting those players back on the pitch could prove key.

Another absentee who could be about to give boss Jurgen Klopp a boost is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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The Liverpool boss confirmed to The Mirror, that he does have a chance of playing this season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was added to the club’s Champions League squad earlier this week after progressing well in his recovery.

Klopp doesn’t expect the midfielder to make any of the games with Bayern Munich, however.

He told The Mirror: “If we got to the semis of the Champions League again he should be available, quarter-finals maybe.

 

“We put him in the Champions League squad as we think there’s the chance for him to play.”

That news will be music to the ears of Liverpool supporters.

The ex-Arsenal man was injured during the club’s Champions League semi-final win over Roma last season and hasn’t played since.

The timing of the injury was all wrong for Oxlade-Chamberlain who was just starting to thrive in a new central midfield role.

If the 25-year-old can grace a pitch again this season it will give Liverpool a similar boost to that of a new signing.

The challenge for Klopp is to get his side firing once again so that they are still in contention to win the league when Oxlade-Chamberlain is fit to return.

If they are still in touch; they will have every chance.

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