Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was flourishing in the Liverpool midfield throughout the 2017/18 season. The 26-year-old had been predominately used in a central role by Jurgen Klopp and enjoyed fantastic performances for the Reds.
He made 40 appearances, scoring five goals for the team. Most significantly he fired Liverpool into the lead against Manchester City during their Champions League quarter-final tie.
Oxlade-Chamberlain had his season cut short as he suffered a serious knee ligament injury. The Liverpool midfielder was stretched off during Liverpool’s 5-2 UCL semi-final win over Roma.
After spending more than a year sidelined, the England international is now hoping to regain a regular place in the Liverpool first team.
“The Ox” was playing the best football of his career prior this injury lay off.
Can the former Arsenal man return to the high standards he set in his first Liverpool season? Of course, he can.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is still a young man, you’d expect him to fully recover to and return to peak form.
He has already shown a level of determination to firstly engineer a move to Liverpool. Oxlade-Chamberlain then quickly adapted his game to become instrumental in the heart of Liverpool’s midfield three.
You’d expect him to show the same level of resolve as he works his way back into the team.
Jurgen Klopp is slowly re-introducing Chamberlain to the first team and backing the midfielder to return to his best. The Liverpool boss told the clubs website. “He will find his game back more and more again.”
Reds fans can now look forward to seeing “The Ox” playing an increasingly significant role as the season goes on.