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      Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread

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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #500: Jan 15, 2019 12:01:12 pm
      I hate to crush your hopes but Ox won't be a factor this season. He'll need at least 10 games to get it back. Remember how long it took Lallana? And Adam's injury was cake to Ox'.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #501: Jan 17, 2019 04:02:23 pm
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      Reply #502: Jan 17, 2019 04:10:22 pm

      Wow, that's well ahead of schedule isn't it, so we might see him in the squad beginning of March?
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      Reply #503: Jan 17, 2019 04:19:50 pm
      Hope the leg injury hasn't affected his tenacity, his pace.

      Can't wait to see the lad back to be fair.
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      Reply #504: Jan 21, 2019 11:21:25 am
      Ox back in first team training in Dubai this week.

      Could he be ready end of February?
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      Reply #505: Jan 21, 2019 12:03:28 pm
      Ox back in first team training in Dubai this week.

      Could he be ready end of February?

      https://twitter.com/TheRedmenTV/status/1087287277095669760?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1087287277095669760&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.empireofthekop.com%2F2019%2F01%2F21%2Fvideo-liverpool-fans-will-love-this-clip-of-oxlade-chamberlain-training-again%2F

      Incredible how far he has come already. Thought we'd only see him back next season to be honest, but he seems to be moving freely. I don't think it'll be February, but perhaps March or around that time. He still has quite a long way to go in terms of training with the group in high intensity and then getting match rhythm etc.
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      Reply #506: Jan 21, 2019 12:12:31 pm
      Great to see that clip of him back, cant wait to see him back on the pitch!
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      Reply #507: Jan 21, 2019 01:07:42 pm
      Ox back in first team training in Dubai this week.

      Could he be ready end of February?

      Can’t see it happening personally. Think it will only be cameo roles he plays this season if anything, that was one hell of an injury and despite how he looks in odd clips of ball work or running, that’s a lot different to actually playing matches where he will be getting clattered into and be in a much more physical environment. Hopefully he will return to the form he was showing when he got injured but lots of players have failed to come back the same, on an injury far less worse than his. I’ve fu**ed the ACL in both of my knees and that was bad enough, couldn’t imagine how it would have been to basically have your knee explode and injure pretty much everything in there.
      Sounds like a doom and gloom post but I don’t mean for it to :D
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      Reply #508: Jan 21, 2019 01:21:16 pm
      Its all good, looks like he is ahead of schedule, but I've seen plenty interviews with klopp, theres no way anyone at LFC will rush him back.

      minimum 1 month normal training then maybe u23 as sub, and build up fitness that way, perhaps end of march on the bench for 1st team, all going well.

      But who really knows with these things.
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      Reply #509: Jan 21, 2019 02:16:22 pm
      With such a tough injury, i'd be happy if he's getting 20 minutes a game by end of the season to start getting his timing and match fitness back, then be able to have a full summer and pre-season to get ready for 2019-2020.

      Not just is the physical aspect going to take a while, but once he is fit to play in games he will likely look well off the pace having missed so much time.
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      Reply #510: Jan 21, 2019 03:19:06 pm
      With such a tough injury, i'd be happy if he's getting 20 minutes a game by end of the season to start getting his timing and match fitness back, then be able to have a full summer and pre-season to get ready for 2019-2020.

      Not just is the physical aspect going to take a while, but once he is fit to play in games he will likely look well off the pace having missed so much time.

      I think we'll start seeing him in little cameos by the beginning of March and then him being fully available beginning of April, could be a hell of a boost to the team.
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      Reply #511: Jan 21, 2019 09:36:58 pm
      I think we'll start seeing him in little cameos by the beginning of March and then him being fully available beginning of April, could be a hell of a boost to the team.

      Anything will be a bonus and great to see pictures if him with the lads.

      He won't be rushed back which is good.
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      Reply #512: Jan 23, 2019 01:36:02 am
      Liverpool handed HUGE boost after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain injury update
      The Reds won't take any risks with the midfielder but he is on course to make an early return

      Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on course to give Liverpool a massive boost in pursuit of Premier League and Champions League glory.

      The Reds midfielder has taken the next step on the comeback trail from a serious knee injury during this week's warm weather training camp in Dubai.


      Oxlade-Chamberlain has looked sharp during some ball work sessions outside with the club's fitness and conditioning staff.

      Liverpool remain reluctant to put a timeframe on his return but the ECHO understands that he should be back in full training at Melwood by mid to late February.

      Jürgen Klopp had initially feared that the £35million signing from Arsenal would miss the entire campaign so he's well ahead of schedule.

      The Reds won't take any risks with Oxlade-Chamberlain but it's realistic that he will be available for selection in March.

      He could even be an option for the second leg of the Champions League last 16 second leg away to Bayern Munich on March 13.


      By that stage Liverpool will have eight Premier League matches left to play as they chase a first top-flight crown since 1990. The creative talents of the England international could be crucial as they compete on two fronts.

      Oxlade-Chamberlain has been sidelined since he ruptured ligaments in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Roma at Anfield last April.

      After learning that the 25-year-old needed surgery, Klopp vowed “we will wait for Alex like a good wife when a man is in prison”.

      Oxlade-Chamberlain grew in stature over the course of last season – scoring five goals in 42 appearances following his move from Arsenal.

      Speaking last week, Klopp said: “He’s on a very good way but it will still take time.

      “When I see him running or on the ball, it looks good, promising, close to a return but he had so long out. I think we will see him this season.”
      https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-huge-oxlade-chamberlain-update-15718306
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #513: Jan 24, 2019 02:28:15 pm
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA_1xJvUWuM

      Tbh, I am unsur we will see this type of Ox anymore, but I do wonder if Ox will play simliar to Fekir and become more of a playmaker type.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #514: Jan 24, 2019 02:35:19 pm
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA_1xJvUWuM

      Tbh, I am unsur we will see this type of Ox anymore, but I do wonder if Ox will play simliar to Fekir and become more of a playmaker type.

      Not sure he has the passing ability to do a Fekir role in the team. Hopefully he can return to how he was when he got injured, he was playing a fairly advanced role of the midfield 3, often getting the ball and driving forward with it before unleashing a shot and it was working well, certainly worked against City.
      Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying he’s not got a pass in his locker, he’s proven he has a good pass on him, I just think he has attributes more suited to powering forward rather than sitting as a playmaker.

      Will go one of 2 ways, will either be the Ox we first signed, which was shocking. Or the Ox that came out as the season progressed. Lots of players have struggled after returning from an injury not as severe as his, but then there are players like Wilson who have had multiple ACL injuries but now look like it never happened. It’s all about attitude and management I think, and with Klopp he’s got the perfect manager to get him back/better than when he got the injury.
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      Reply #515: Jan 24, 2019 02:43:00 pm
      Not sure he has the passing ability to do a Fekir role in the team. Hopefully he can return to how he was when he got injured, he was playing a fairly advanced role of the midfield 3, often getting the ball and driving forward with it before unleashing a shot and it was working well, certainly worked against City.

      Will go one of 2 ways, will either be the Ox we first signed, which was shocking. Or the Ox that came out as the season progressed. Lots of players have struggled after returning from an injury not as severe as his, but then there are players like Wilson who have had multiple ACL injuries but now look like it never happened. It’s all about attitude and management I think, and with Klopp he’s got the perfect manager to get him back/better than when he got the injury.

      I think with the severity of his injury, he will lose some agility and pace, I think that will force him to change his playing style. I also don't think we will see the best in him until the 2nd half of next season. But yeah, I do hope I am wrong and we see the same Ox as before, but I am very doubtful.
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      Reply #516: Jan 24, 2019 02:52:07 pm
      I think with the severity of his injury, he will lose some agility and pace, I think that will force him to change his playing style. I also don't think we will see the best in him until the 2nd half of next season. But yeah, I do hope I am wrong and we see the same Ox as before, but I am very doubtful.


      Looking forward to seeing what happens. The thing that concerns me most is if we’ve moved on too much without him. Sturridge, Lallana and Clyne were all important players for us but at the time they picked up a big injury, the team came on so far in that period of time that we essentially outgrew them because they are just trying to get back to the level they were at previously.
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      Reply #517: Jan 25, 2019 02:35:59 am
      Not sure he has the passing ability to do a Fekir role in the team. Hopefully he can return to how he was when he got injured, he was playing a fairly advanced role of the midfield 3, often getting the ball and driving forward with it before unleashing a shot and it was working well, certainly worked against City.
      Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying he’s not got a pass in his locker, he’s proven he has a good pass on him, I just think he has attributes more suited to powering forward rather than sitting as a playmaker.

      Will go one of 2 ways, will either be the Ox we first signed, which was shocking. Or the Ox that came out as the season progressed. Lots of players have struggled after returning from an injury not as severe as his, but then there are players like Wilson who have had multiple ACL injuries but now look like it never happened. It’s all about attitude and management I think, and with Klopp he’s got the perfect manager to get him back/better than when he got the injury.
      I think if he keeps the attitude he's had since sustaining the injury then he will return to the level he was before the injury.

      The crucial thing will be that the fans understand that this is not a normal injury and that he will probably need months (which puts us well into next season) before he can start showing 100% of what he was showing when he got injured.
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      Reply #518: Jan 25, 2019 09:26:57 am
      Wow! What a fast recovery by the Ox. This will be like a new signing. Can't wait for him to come back, we have been missing the skills and tricks he brings to us from the midfield area. Don't expect to see him back straight away, we all know how mindful Klopp is about bringing players back too early. A concern i share with Klopp in its entirety.
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      Reply #519: Jan 25, 2019 10:19:59 am
      Need to reign all this talk in a bit. Been out for about a year and will need to be eased back in very easily and will need time.Understandable but people getting a bit carried away
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      Reply #520: Jan 25, 2019 10:41:27 am
      Need to reign all this talk in a bit. Been out for about a year and will need to be eased back in very easily and will need time.Understandable but people getting a bit carried away

      But we really need a boost mate - we’re toiling at the moment you know  :f_tongueincheek:
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      Reply #521: Jan 25, 2019 10:47:02 am
      Need to reign all this talk in a bit. Been out for about a year and will need to be eased back in very easily and will need time.Understandable but people getting a bit carried away

      I'm not sure anyone is getting that carried away but its a hell of a boost to have an extra attacking option for the final push over the line. Its a very nice bonus.
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      Reply #522: Jan 25, 2019 11:39:48 am
      Need to reign all this talk in a bit. Been out for about a year and will need to be eased back in very easily and will need time.Understandable but people getting a bit carried away

      Agree he will need a proper pre season before we see anything of the best from him and that’s assuming a full recovery from a very serious injury.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #523: Jan 25, 2019 12:59:34 pm
      Come on lads. Nobody is expecting him to come straight back in and set the world alight. It's a great bit of news and people are excited. We are hardly setting the world on fire in midfield at the moment. He is well ahead of schedule. You never know, he may just play a contributing part in a title win.

      Luckily there is no standard metric for fracture/break recoveries and that also applies to acclimatisation as well. Positive thoughts. ;D ;D ;D
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #524: Jan 25, 2019 01:21:05 pm
      I think with the severity of his injury, he will lose some agility and pace, I think that will force him to change his playing style. I also don't think we will see the best in him until the 2nd half of next season. But yeah, I do hope I am wrong and we see the same Ox as before, but I am very doubtful.


      No reason he can't regain his full abilities with a measured rehab plan and being worked back in at his own pace. He should most certainly be the same player he was if he's healed properly and has no complications.

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