Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain issues an update on his fitness after knee operation
Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has offered up an upbeat report on his fitness after an operation on his injured knee
Alongside a picture of him in a hospital bed, Oxlade-Chamberlain wrote on Twitter: "Watching the boys in Rome last week taking us one step closer to something very special.
"Knee surgery was a success and the hard work has already begun."
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed his dismay at Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury, as he offered up these words to the star he signed from Arsenal last summer.
"I cannot believe that this wonderful player and person in such a positive situation helping the team, making such a clear challenge, had this happen to him," stated Klopp.
"It's just a shame. It's not fair to be honest but that's how life is sometimes. They say if you get a lemon make lemonade out of it and that's what we have to do.
Watching the boys in Rome last week taking us one step closer to something very special. Knee surgery was a success and the hard work has already begun 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/uku0Ico18F— Alex Ox-Chamberlain (@Alex_OxChambo) May 10, 2018
"That's what Alex is doing. He's a positive person and he will be back. I've told him already that we will wait for him like a good wife when a man is in prison."
Liverpool meet Real Madrid in Kiev two weeks on Saturday, when they will look to win a sixth European Cup.