Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson has claimed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s return from injury would be like a new signing for Jurgen Klopp.
The English midfielder has been out since April last year when he picked up the injury during the Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma.
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According to reports, Oxlade-Chamberlain could return to action in a few weeks as the 25-year-old has now started to kick balls and training on grass once again.
And Thompson believes Klopp will consider the England international’s return as the new signing.
“It would be an absolutely brilliant addition and it would be like having a new player,” Thompson told Sky Sports.
“It’s so difficult. As players, you go through these turmoils, and it is a turmoil to you when you have to sit out.”
“It will give the players a buzz to see him coming back and he will be a massive asset if he can get back for the run-in.”
“We’ve got a very good midfield who don’t get as many goals as they should do but that’s where Oxlade-Chamberlain comes in.”
“He had it at Arsenal, it took a little bit of time to get to know the Jurgen Klopp way, the Liverpool way, but when he did, my goodness.”
“He can dominate that drive from midfield, that powerful shot and the assists that he can bring. These are all assets that will help that midfield three that we’ve seen in the bigger games.”
Jürgen Klopp: “We will wait for Oxlade-Chamberlain like a good wife when a man is in prison.”
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Liverpool, who are looking to win their first top division title in 29 years, are four points clear of second-placed Manchester City after 23 games.