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