Chamberlain could feature for Liverpool’s U23. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could return to action on Friday in Liverpool’s U23s game against Derby. The England midfielder has so far missed the entirety of the season having sustained multiple ligament damage to his right knee during Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final first-leg tie with Roma last April. Oxlade-Chamberlain had been considered for Monday night’s U23s defeat against Everton, but was not included in the matchday squad.
A final decision will be taken later this week
A final decision will be taken later this week on whether the 25-year-old will be selected for the match at Derby’s training ground. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp previously stated it would be a “bonus” if Oxlade featured during the 2018/19 campaign. Oxalde, who scored five goals in 42 appearances for Liverpool last season, has been back in full training. The England midfielder, 25, has been sidelined since April 2018 with a knee ligament injury suffered in the Champions League semi-final against Roma. Oxlade returned to first-team training in February. A decision on whether he plays at Derby will be taken this week.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was included in Liverpool’s squad for the Champions League
Oxlade-Chamberlain was included in Liverpool’s squad for the Champions League knockout stages when it was named in February. Liverpool are one point behind Premier League leaders Manchester City with nine games of the season remaining. The Reds play the second leg of a last-16 Champions League tie at German club Bayern Munich on 13 March following a 0-0 draw at Anfield.