Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was in good spirits after his first training session back with Liverpool

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The imminent return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is only good news for Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge.

The 25-year-old will provide more depth to Jurgen Klopp’s midfield, which will be key with the Reds still playing in the Champions League.

It was an almighty shame when Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 2017-18 campaign was cut short by a serious knee injury last April.

Every major ligament in his right knee was damaged, according to the Daily Mail, including the cruciate, medial and lateral collateral ligaments.

The injury was further complicated by a damaged tendon which led to the hamstring.

It’s meant Oxlade-Chamberlain has spent nearly a full 12 months out, spending his days rehabbing at Liverpool’s Melwood base.

But the former Arsenal man was able to take part in his first training session back in Marbella on Tuesday.

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Ox comments after his first session back

With the Reds not playing again until February 19, Jurgen Klopp has taken his players to the Andalusian coast on a four-day training camp.

LFCTV caught up with the Ox afterwards and he enjoyed himself, joking that he was the man of the match and was still better than Andrew Robertson.

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When asked how he felt, the England international said: “Stiff.”

He added: “No I’m alright. It was good, good to be back.

“It gives you a good little boost just being back and around the lads, you don’t really think about your knee or whatever your injury is, you’re just happy to be back out there and get on with it.

“I did a little bit today, my first introduction back in. I enjoyed it, it was good.

“To be fair I’ve put in a shift there. Watch that footage back, I’ll stake a claim for MOM today.

“Honestly it’s embarrassing. Andy Robertson, still not as good as me.”

Liverpool fans will love to see him back playing football and enjoying some banter with his teammates.

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