Daniel Sturridge claims that the return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from a long-term injury problem is a significant boost for Liverpool going into the business end of the campaign. The Liverpool midfielder picked up a knee injury in the Champions League game against Roma back in April of last season. He was signed from Arsenal only in the summer of 2017 for around £ 35 million. At the time of the injury, it was expected that the midfielder may spend the entire 2018-18 season on the sidelines but his ability to return well ahead of schedule is a major boost.
Even though he is not expected to play an integral role in the last two months of the campaign, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s presence will be a significant choice for the manager to consider. Due to the presence of Liverpool in other cup competitions, Jurgen Klopp needs a lot of squad strength in order to his team to success. After missing out on majority of the cup competitions inKlopp’s time with the club so far, the 2018-19 season so far turning out to be very important with the club challenging for the very first Premier League title in the history. Sturridge has been a fringe player underKlopp but he seems to have become used to this role due to a string of injuries.
"He's been missed. “I love that guy!He's been through a big injury, which is difficult to return from. But it's his dedication, his hardwork that he has put in on the training pitch.The banter he brings to the boys, to the group, the lads, I love being around him, so it's great to see him back out there and to see him so sharp as well. He's been really sharp out there and he doesn't seem as though “he has been injured,” said Sturridge.