Liverpool fans have expressed their delight over the news that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could return to first team action as early as March.
The midfielder has been sidelined since rupturing multiple ligaments in his knee during last April’s 5-2 Champions League semi-final first leg win against Roma.
His recovery process has entailed minor signs of progression in recent months, but none more meaningful than his participation in ball exercises during the Reds’ Dubai training camp earlier this week.
Footage of him fizzing the ball around with the club’s medical staff has been followed up by the revelation that he is scheduled to make his return to full training by mid to late February.
Providing there are no further setbacks between now and then, this could potentially see him become available for selection in Liverpool’s Champions League Round of 16 second leg contest against Bayern Munich on March 13.
Whilst understandably eager to avoid putting pressure on the Englishman, Reds have welcomed what would be a significant boost in the club’s hunt for Premier League glory.
Here’s what some fans had to say on social media…
Reckon #LFC should go full WWE when @Alex_OxChambo makes his return. Pretend to bring Lallana on then BOOM!! Stone Cold music, flashing lights and Chambo on a fucking zip wire with ten minutes to go. Smashes one top bins, we all go mental. The end.
Or something like that anyway.
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) January 23, 2019
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) January 23, 2019
Just imagine he reception Oxlade-Chamberlain is going to get when he makes his comeback. Immense.#LFC
— Scott Groom (@ScottCGroom) January 23, 2019
Oxlade-Chamberlain back in early March. pic.twitter.com/BJr1bDM30d
— Milly's Ribena (@OkSourcee) January 22, 2019
Reading that Oxlade-Chamberlain news pic.twitter.com/HYxO0I0x5I
— Jimmy (@EntireDesign_) January 22, 2019
Oxlade-Chamberlain back in full training this time next month? pic.twitter.com/P9sNsKW2Rb
— Liam 🤷🏻♂️ (@Liam_M97) January 22, 2019
Seem to be getting positive updates on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on a daily basis at the moment and I'm absolutely loving it. An early return for him would be a great reward for coming through what must have been a hellish year and he'll be a big boost for us too. #LFC pic.twitter.com/z3LAuoSoJ1
— Sam Charlton (@SamGCharlton) January 22, 2019
OX BACK IN FEBRUARY pic.twitter.com/Ct55W0bVMG
— Sim Senhor (@bubbIxs) January 22, 2019
Ox will be back in march pic.twitter.com/LqWhM7WWLp
— Mohamoud (@MOLFC9) January 22, 2019
The return of Ox and a fairly fresh Keïta for the title run in. pic.twitter.com/CpaywL6OY2
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) January 22, 2019
Just imagine, it’s 0-0 at the Allianz second leg. Ox comes off the bench and scored an absolute screamer to send us through😭😭
— Dan Hary (LFC) (@ftbldan_) January 22, 2019