After their dramatic 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday, Liverpool fans are probably rather glad for the 11-day break until their next match.
The Reds ensured they remained four points clear at the top of the table but did it the hard way as they battled back from 1-0 down to pick up the three points at Anfield.
Having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves, Jurgen Klopp’s side have an upcoming weekend off and don’t play until next Wednesday, when they host Leicester.
And Klopp wasted no time in taking the players to Dubai for some warm weather training,
Just 24 hours after their win, Liverpool flew out to the Middle East for a few days.
Joining them in Dubai was a certain Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Chamberlain hasn’t played since he injured his knee during Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final clash against Roma.
But it seems the midfielder could return to action in the coming weeks.
“He’s in a very good way, but will still take time,” Klopp said about Oxlade-Chamberlain’s progress before the match against Palace.
“When I see him running and moving with the ball it looks really good, promising and close to a return. He’s had so long out. What a situation. But we’ll be fine.
“He looks without problems at the moment and he can work on his fitness issues that he's got after a long time out. I think we will see him this season.”
And on Monday, a video emerged of Oxlade-Chamberlain back in training.
Liverpool fans were sharing a clip of the midfielder taking part in a drill with Ben Woodburn and Dejan Lovren - two players who are also returning from injury.
Oxlade-Chamberlain spends around one minute receiving the ball from the duo and head of fitness and conditioning Andreas Kornmayer.
He does look sharp.
And it’s fair to say Liverpool fans all got a little bit excited at the former Arsenal player getting involved in a bit of ball work.
LIVERPOOL FANS LOVED SEEING THE OX BACK
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You can understand why Liverpool fans are pretty excited at the prospect of Oxlade-Chamberlain returning just in time for the climax of the Premier League title race.
But as good as it is seeing him twisting and turning in training, it will take a while before he’s back in full contact and even longer until he’s ready for the intensity of Premier League football.News Now - Sport News