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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain provides injury update

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he’s making progress as he continues his injury rehab.

The Liverpool midfielder damaged every major ligament in his right knee, including the cruciate, medial and lateral collateral ligaments, during the Champions League semi-final against Roma back in April and had to go under the knife a week later.

Reds’ boss Jürgen Klopp recently revealed that Oxlade-Chamberlain wouldn’t be in his plans this season and that he had basically ruled him out for the full duration so that he could focus on his long journey back to full fitness.

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Back in July, Klopp said: “It feels like now is an appropriate time to tell people that for Ox this coming season will be about focusing on recovery and rehab.

“We have known this from pretty much the day after he got the injury and after the successful surgery, we were sure of it.

“I hope everyone treats this information responsibly. There has been no change, no setback – it’s exactly on the schedule we expected and planned for.”

Providing an update on his status while speaking as a guest on Sky Sports over the weekend, The Ox said: “It is a very serious injury.

“It can happen to any of us at any time and that’s obviously something that’s never easy to deal with and get over.

“I’m trying to stay positive, that’s the sort of character I am. I feel that’s the best way to move things forward.

“I’m in good spirits and I’m progressing for sure.”