Liverpool fans have enjoyed a lot of good fortune lately and the win against AS Roma at Anfield was certainly one of the best moments from the season. But an injury to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put the Liverpool camp in a sombre mood.
The midfielder managed to establish himself as a key part of the current team despite making a slow start but due to the injury, he will now have to miss out on the action for quite some time.
His surgery is done with and the result was positive but if a report from Liverpool Echo is to be believed, Ox might not feature for Liverpool until November.
The report goes on to state that Ox has begun his rehabilitation process at Melwood on crutches but for him to truly recover and return to match fitness, it could take six months or more.
This indeed comes at an unfortunate time for Ox. He is a player filled with immense potential but every time he comes close to reaching his peak form, his progress gets stunted due to injuries.
It will be crucial now for Klopp to strengthen our forces in the midfield area and that could make it tough for Ox to make room for himself in the squad once he recovers.
However, he has been an important player for us in recent times and surely, that will place him in good stead with our gaffer. With Liverpool keen on mounting a solid title challenge next term, we will need all hands on the deck and let’s hope Ox recovers smoothly.
Get well soon, Oxlade-Chamberlain!
World-class Liverpool target set to move away from La Liga club in the summer
Latest Liverpool transfer news: James Rodriguez could be on his way to the Premier League
The 27-year-old joined the Bavarians on a two-year loan deal in 2017 from Real Madrid, and the report claims that the Colombian has struggled to settle at the Bundesliga club.
Rodriguez has put up some great performances for the Bavarians this season and scored 7 goals in the Bundesliga.
The report adds that the 27-year-old will meet with agent Jorge Mendes and discuss his future move, and he isn’t interested in staying at Real Madrid too. Zinedine Zidane is back at the club, and he doesn’t see Rodriguez in his plans, according to the report.
Liverpool interested in Rodriguez
Manchester United and Arsenal are also keeping tabs on the 27-year-old, and the report claims that Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in Rodriguez.
Liverpool already have a fantastic first-team under Jurgen Klopp but could do with another attacking midfielder in the side.
Rodriguez’s time at Bayern has been average, to say the least, and there is no surety if he will fit into the scheme of things at Anfield.
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The Reds play a high-energy game under Klopp and it will be interesting to see who we sign once the season is complete.
Boost for the Reds as Klopp provides positive news over two Liverpool stars returning to fitness
Latest Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp provides a positive update on two Liverpool players
Jurgen Klopp provided some positive news regarding Roberto Firmino’s return to the first-team.
The Brazilian missed our last three games and is working to regain fitness ahead of the Champions League final against Tottenham.
The forward is at our training camp at Marbella, and Klopp claimed that the Brazilian still needs to be looked after (h/t LiverpoolFC.com):
“Bobby looks really good [and] he is now part of training. It was not too long out, but of course we are still careful and want to make sure nothing happens.”
The manager added that Firmino had played in some of the smaller games with the rest of the players and it was “the first step to play football.”
“Today he was in around about 70 per cent of the session. Tomorrow he will probably be in completely, we will see, then hopefully it will be fine.”
More good news for Liverpool
Firmino returning to fitness for the final would be a huge boost to our attack.
The Brazilian has a great relationship with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, and the trio could cause Tottenham all sorts of problems.
Klopp also spoke about another injured player as Naby Keita is making a return from an abductor injury sustained against Barcelona at the Nou Camp:
“Naby is, I would say, a bit ahead of schedule, but that doesn’t mean anything for the final.”
The German added that the player is running and doing some work, and spoke about Keita possibly playing in the Africa Cup of Nations in the summer.
“For me, it would be good if Naby would be 100 per cent fit and could play the Africa Cup of Nations, to be 100 per cent honest.”
However, Klopp confirmed that Keita would not be playing in the tournament if he wasn’t completely fit, and claimed that the medical staff would work to get the Guinea midfielder back to his best.
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Liverpool have just over a week before the final and hopefully, we have Firmino ready to go against Spurs at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Promising Liverpool starlet to sign new deal and join Scottish giants on loan
Liverpool FC transfer news: Sheyi Ojo close to joining Steven Gerrard at Rangers
The English youngster was on loan at Reims last season but only made three starts for the Ligue 1 side. Ojo did play 18 games in all competitions for the French side, but most of them came off the bench.
The report claims that Ojo will be joining Rangers after signing a new deal with the Reds. Gers manager Steven Gerrard used his connections to sign a couple of players from Liverpool last season.
Ryan Kent was a success at the club, and the report claims that Gerrard is looking to keep the Englishman for another season.
However, Kent is expected to move to another club, and the report claims that Ojo would be his replacement for the Scottish giants.
Ojo needs to play regular football
The report claims that Ojo is highly rated at Anfield, and it should not come as a surprise if he is loaned out for another season.
The English winger will find it difficult to get regular minutes under Jurgen Klopp next season. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could do with some competition, however, Ojo hasn’t proven his ability in a top league yet.
It will be interesting to track his development next season and see if he performs better than Kent at Rangers.
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The Reds are blessed with young attacking talent at the moment, with Harry Wilson also shining at Derby County this season.