- Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are set to return for Liverpool says Jurgen Klopp
- Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered ligament damage in his knee last April
- Gomez has not played for the Reds since December 2018
Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are close to making their return to Liverpool first team action says Jurgen Klopp.
According to Metro, the German tactician is upbeat Chamberlain is regaining his fitness after a long-term knee injury that has ruled him of action for about one year, while Gomez is expected to stage him comeback by the end of March after not appearing for the Reds in 2019.
Interestingly, the return of the former Arsenal man would be a major boost for the Kop side, who are looking forward to be crowned Premier League champions at the end of the term.
“Ox is doing 70 per cent of team training,” Klopp said.
“He trains full, but not as much as the others. Then he leaves a bit early to do something else and the things he needs.
“Everyone is always looking for a reaction, but nothing has happened yet.
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“We have to prepare him for his entire career, not just one particular game. When he’s in training it looks very nice,” the German tactician added.
The next FIFA window will hold at the end of March and Klopp is confident Gomez will be good to go when hostilities resume after the break.
Incidentally, Liverpool’s next big Premier League fixture comes up against Tottenham at Anfield on March 31, as they continue their quest for their first Premier League silverware.
“I think after the international break Joe should be okay,” Klopp noted.
“If nobody gets injured before then we’ll have a proper choice. Joe is doing his rehab and looks good, big steps, outside running and all these things,” the former Dortmund manager submitted.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez is facing six weeks on the sideline after fracturing his lower leg during Reds 3-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.
According to The Mirror, the Liverpool defence ace was involved in a nasty tackle with Clarets defender Ben Mee in the 23rd minute and was forced to take an early shower.
The injury was greeted with hot exchange of words by the pair of Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche on the touchline as Gomez was stretched off.
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