Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is hopeful of playing a part in the Champions League final after his long term injury which he had against AS Roma in their second leg champion’s league quarter final last year. Following Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in last season’s final, the England international hopped around the stadium on crutches trying to keep up with his team-mates as they acknowledged the support of fans.
“I wasn’t able to get loads of minutes [on my return] but I was happy to just come back,” he told Liverpool’s official website. “Dreams are made of maybe having some part to play in Madrid, but it’s not about me – it’s about making sure whoever is on the pitch does the job for the club and for the team. “If I can be involved, that would be amazing, but just to be around it and be fit and healthy again is good for me as well at the minute.
“At times it’s been a little bit frustrating as well because you feel you are back and to then keep up with these boys after the long season they’ve had and the intensity they train at, coming back from a year [out] it’s not so easy and you pick up little things along the way. “It’s been another little journey for me the last part, but it’s been really exciting to be in and around the team and in contention to maybe have some part in the final. “After ‘crutching’ my way around the pitch last year, it’s nice to be in this situation!” He added.