Liverpool fans were given a welcomed boost on Tuesday as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took part in his first full training session since being sidelined with a knee injury.
It marked significant progress in the midfielder’s recovery on the back of him rupturing cruciate ligaments in last April’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma.
The Englishman was pictured taking part in a rondo during the Reds’ first day of their Marbella training camp as he nears his return to action.
Providing there are no further hiccups over the next few weeks, he could be available for selection again in March ahead of a thrilling finish to the Premier League season.
That said, the club will rightly continue to monitor his condition with caution in aid of easing him back gently, making it unfair for supporters to hold high expectations of what he may be able to offer in the coming months.
Having previously been ruled out for the entire season, for him to feature in any capacity would be a bonus.
Here’s how fans reacted to his return…
When I see that Oxlade-Chamberlain is training with the boys: pic.twitter.com/LjG7rd1HO7
— Josh (@Josh_LFC4life) February 12, 2019
Oxlade-Chamberlain back training pic.twitter.com/feQBVp4S4f
— g wood (@g_wood1398) February 12, 2019
Seeing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back in training is such a fantastic sight! Can’t wait to see him in games.
— Dee! (@obadayo) February 13, 2019
📸 | Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Instagram with Rhian Brewster. 'Back in the mix 👀' great to have you back lads! Keep it up 💪 pic.twitter.com/21EkhBhMAG
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) February 12, 2019
— Firmino🇧🇷 (@SambaFirmino) February 13, 2019
📸 | What a sight – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in training 😍 pic.twitter.com/a58vOk6MjU
— Steven Gerrard (@Gerrard8FanPage) February 12, 2019
👀 👀 👀 @Alex_OxChambo
His bird is fine,
She sings belters all the time,
That’s why we sing again,
Can’t wait for him to be back!!! Lads going to get an incredible reception when he returns!!! 🔴🙏🔴🙏 pic.twitter.com/RqKQYAYkaS
— Kopite 305 (@kopitekronicles) February 12, 2019
seeing Oxlade Chamberlain back in training makes me a very happy boy
— Dean Twohig (@DeanTwohig) February 12, 2019
When Oxlade-Chamberlain returns from roughly a year out, he will likely have some poor games and take time to get back up to speed.
Some people will slate him during that period – they deserve to stand on plugs barefoot for the rest of time.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) February 12, 2019